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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Signet Classics)

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Synopsis:

The adventure of a lifetime

Tom Sawye‛s pal Huck Finn finds himself on the run, floating down the Mississippi with Jim, a runaway slave. With rich description as well as sharp satire, Twain vividly recreates the world he knew as a child.

About the Author

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimental-and also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called "the Lincoln of our literature."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451530943
Author:
Twain, Mark
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Introduction by:
Powell, Padgett
Introduction:
Powell, Padgett
Author:
Powell, Padgett
Author:
Phillips, Jayne Anne
Afterword by:
Phillips, Jayne Anne
Afterword:
Phillips, Jayne Anne
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Male friendship
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Signet Classics
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.86x4.12x.89 in. .36 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Tom Sawye‛s pal Huck Finn finds himself on the run, floating down the Mississippi with Jim, a runaway slave. With rich description as well as sharp satire, Twain vividly recreates the world he knew as a child.

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