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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Large Print) (Dover Large Print Classics)

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Referring to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, H. L. Mencken noted that his discovery of this classic American novel was "the most stupendous event of my whole life"; Ernest Hemingway declared that "all modern American literature stems from this one book," while T. S. Eliot called Huck "one of the permanent symbolic figures of fiction, not unworthy to take a place with Ulysses, Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Hamlet."

The novel's preeminence derives from its wonderfully imaginative re-creation of boyhood adventures along the mighty Mississippi River, its inspired characterization, the author's remarkable ear for dialogue, and the book's understated development of serious underlying themes: "natural" man versus "civilized" society, the evils of slavery, the innate value and dignity of human beings, the stultifying effects of convention, and other topics. But most of all, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a wonderful story―filled with high adventure and unforgettable characters (including the great river itself)―that no one who has read it will ever forget.

Unabridged Dover (1994) republication of the text of the first American edition, published by Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1885. New introductory Note.

Synopsis:

Climb aboard the raft with Huck and Jim and drift away from the "sivilized" life and into a world of adventure, excitement, danger, and self-discovery. Huck's shrewd and humorous narrative is complemented by lyrical descriptions of the Mississippi valley and a sparkling cast of memorable characters. Large print edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486417806
Author:
Twain, Mark
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Fugitive slaves
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Missouri
Subject:
Mississippi river
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Male friendship
Subject:
Runaway children
Subject:
Finn, Huckleberry
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
American - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Large Print:
Yes
Series:
Dover large print classics
Series Volume:
5]
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in 1.11 lb

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Climb aboard the raft with Huck and Jim and drift away from the "sivilized" life and into a world of adventure, excitement, danger, and self-discovery. Huck's shrewd and humorous narrative is complemented by lyrical descriptions of the Mississippi valley and a sparkling cast of memorable characters. Large print edition.

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