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ISBN13: 9780142437179
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So much has been written about Twain's masterpiece, often cited as the greatest of all American novels. But never forget how bloody hilarious it is. As Huck and Jim make their way down the Mississippi, getting into mischief and mayhem, they not only paved the way for American literature but for all the tricksters that have animated the American imagination. Read it again and think of Bugs Bunny or Bart Simpson.
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Revered by all of the town's children and dreaded by all of its mothers, Huckleberry Finn is indisputably the most appealing child-hero in American literature.

Unlike the tall-tale, idyllic world of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is firmly grounded in early reality. From the abusive drunkard who serves as Huckleberry's father, to Huck's first tentative grappling with issues of personal liberty and the unknown, Huckleberry Finn endeavors to delve quite a bit deeper into the complexities — both joyful and tragic of life.

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Mark Twain's great American masterpiece, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith

The tale of a boy's picaresque journey down the Mississippi on a raft, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn conveyed the voice and experience of the American frontier as no other work had done before. When Huck escapes from his drunken father and the 'sivilizing' Widow Douglas with the runaway slave Jim, he embarks on a series of adventures that draw him to feuding families and the trickery of the unscrupulous 'Duke' and 'Dauphin'. Beneath the exploits, however, are more serious undercurrents - of slavery, adult control and, above all, of Huck's struggle between his instinctive goodness and the corrupt values of society, which threaten his deep and enduring friendship with Jim.

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Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Intended at first as a simple story of a boy's adventures in the Mississippi Valley—a sequel to Tom Sawyer—the book grew and matured under Twain's hand into a work of immeasurable richness and complexity. More than a century after its publication, the critical debate over the symbolic significance of Huck's and Jim's voyage is still fresh, and it remains a major work that can be enjoyed at many levels: as an incomparable adventure story and as a classic of American humor.

 

About the Author

Mark Twain (1853-1910) was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, near the Mississippi River. He was celebrated for his uncompromising stands against injustice and imperialism and for his invariably quoted comments on any subject under the sun.

Table of Contents

Introduction by John Seelye   ix

Suggestions for Further Reading   xxxi

A Note on the Text   xxxv

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn   9

Appendix: The Raft Episode   309

Explanatory Notes   323

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Nika, June 2, 2014 (view all comments by Nika)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a really amazing and interesting book. It makes you love reading books and adventures ...
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mary.raglin, October 16, 2008 (view all comments by mary.raglin)
Classic literature that gives you the realm of emotions. Mark Twain is insightful and original. The Mississippi River what a world!
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irishlamma, March 6, 2007 (view all comments by irishlamma)
The correct title is Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
not The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142437179
Introduction:
Seelye, John
Notes by:
Cardwell, Guy
Introduction by:
Seelye, John
Introduction:
Seelye, John
Author:
Bickford-Smith, Coralie
Author:
Seelye, John
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Cardwell, Guy
Author:
Cardwell, Guy
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Fugitive slaves
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Missouri
Subject:
Mississippi river
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Male friendship
Subject:
Runaway children
Subject:
Finn, Huckleberry
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 116
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Staff Pick" by ,

So much has been written about Twain's masterpiece, often cited as the greatest of all American novels. But never forget how bloody hilarious it is. As Huck and Jim make their way down the Mississippi, getting into mischief and mayhem, they not only paved the way for American literature but for all the tricksters that have animated the American imagination. Read it again and think of Bugs Bunny or Bart Simpson.

"Synopsis" by ,
Mark Twain's great American masterpiece, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith

The tale of a boy's picaresque journey down the Mississippi on a raft, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn conveyed the voice and experience of the American frontier as no other work had done before. When Huck escapes from his drunken father and the 'sivilizing' Widow Douglas with the runaway slave Jim, he embarks on a series of adventures that draw him to feuding families and the trickery of the unscrupulous 'Duke' and 'Dauphin'. Beneath the exploits, however, are more serious undercurrents - of slavery, adult control and, above all, of Huck's struggle between his instinctive goodness and the corrupt values of society, which threaten his deep and enduring friendship with Jim.

"Synopsis" by ,

Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Intended at first as a simple story of a boy's adventures in the Mississippi Valley—a sequel to Tom Sawyer—the book grew and matured under Twain's hand into a work of immeasurable richness and complexity. More than a century after its publication, the critical debate over the symbolic significance of Huck's and Jim's voyage is still fresh, and it remains a major work that can be enjoyed at many levels: as an incomparable adventure story and as a classic of American humor.

 

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