Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Publisher Description

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an American classic, a book that has inspired troves of writers in its wake, and that has sparked generations of discussion and debate. It is a novel by Mark Twain noted for its depiction of people and locations along the Mississippi River. One of the first major American novels to employ vernacular English, Adventure of Huckleberry Finn offers a satire on Southern Antebelleum society, particularly regarding attitudes of racism. Told in the first person by protagonist Huckleberry Finn, the book is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. This Essential Classics edition includes a new introduction by Professor Vivian Heller, Ph.D. in literature and modern studies from Yale University.


Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835. Raised in Missouri, Twain gained prominence for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter known as a Great American Novel.


Vivian Heller received her Ph.D. in English Literature and Modern Studies from Yale University. She is author of Joyce, Decadence, and Emancipation(University of Illinois Press) and of The City Beneath Us   (W.W. Norton & Company), a history of the building of the New York City subway system.  She is an associate at Columbia’s School of Professional Studies and is the writing tutor for the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. She is also a long-standing member of the non-fiction committee of the PEN Prison-Writing Committee, which awards prizes to inmates from across the country.


Essential Classics publishes the most crucial literary works throughout history, with a unique introduction to each, making them the perfect treasure for any reader’s shelf.


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an American classic, a book that has inspired troves of writers in its wake, and that has sparked generations of discussion and debate. It is a novel by Mark Twain noted for its depiction of people and locations along the Mississippi River. One of the first major American novels to employ vernacular English, Adventure of Huckleberry Finn offers a satire on Southern Antebelleum society, particularly regarding attitudes of racism. Told in the first person by protagonist Huckleberry Finn, the book is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. This Essential Classics edition includes a new introduction by Professor Vivian Heller, Ph.D. in literature and modern studies from Yale University.


Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835. Raised in Missouri, Twain gained prominence for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter known as a Great American Novel.


Vivian Heller received her Ph.D. in English Literature and Modern Studies from Yale University. She is author of Joyce, Decadence, and Emancipation(University of Illinois Press) and of The City Beneath Us   (W.W. Norton & Company), a history of the building of the New York City subway system.  She is an associate at Columbia’s School of Professional Studies and is the writing tutor for the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. She is also a long-standing member of the non-fiction committee of the PEN Prison-Writing Committee, which awards prizes to inmates from across the country.


Essential Classics publishes the most crucial literary works throughout history, with a unique introduction to each, making them the perfect treasure for any reader’s shelf.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
August 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
467
Pages
PUBLISHER
Lukeman Literary Management LTD.
SELLER
Lukeman Literary Management
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

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True classic!

Always an inspiring read!

spoiled it for u ,

Great book

This novel show Huckleberry Finn when he escapes from his town down the Mississippi River on a raft. Finn stops on a river island that he thinks none will be on. When he wakes up in the night he barely sees a thin cloud of smoke rising in the sky from the island. He goes away and hunts for food on the river bank woods. When he returns to the river island with no food, he goes in the bushes and peaks through to see a unknown person laying on the ground with a jacket over his head. Huck stays there ‘till the morning and when the person wakes, he finds out it’s Miss Watsons slave, Jim!
The two boys went over to where Hucks raft was, and while Jim built a fire in a grassy open place amongst the trees, Huck got oatmeal, bacon, coffee, coffepot, frying-pan, sugar and tin cups, all things he grabbed from his dads house and shoved in a bag before he left. Jim was set back, because he was sure it was all done with witchcraft. Huck also caught a good big catfish, too, and Jim cleaned him with his knife, and fried him.
The two boys stayed for a couple days then head up the river to a place Jim is free, but everytime they get close to a city they think is it a big problem occurs. Family feuds with guns, and people killing people in revenge, and police looking for runaway slaves. They traveled only at night to avoid being seen. When Huck goes scouting on land he finds out that Jim is wanted for $800. But he also finds out that they are a couple days away from the city where Jim can be free.
When they are so close to being free, someone catches Jim and when Huck goes to get him he stays there for a couple weeks while him and Jim work on a plan to get him out of there. What do the do? Do they escape and become free? Or do they die while trying to be brave and save each other? Read the book to find out.

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