The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are back for another rip-roaring adventure on the mighty Mississippi River. Feeling the call of life outside of his comfortable but ordinary home, Huck boldly fakes his own death to run away to the River. There, he meets up with the escaped slave Jim, and the two band together to seek their liberation. Their journey will test them at every turn. In addition to the dastardly con men and thieves who travel the River, there are more sinister dangers that lie in wait for Huck and Jim. While Huck is seeking to return to the more freewheeling life he knew before being adopted by a kindly widow, Jim's quest is for a personal freedom that he has never known. As Tom Sawyer enters the story, Huck is faced with a difficult choice between returning home and risking his life to grant Jim his freedom. A controversial book for many years, Twain's novel contrasts indulgent childhood dreams with stark and cruel realities, bringing out essential American historical themes of human rights, equality, and justice.
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Born Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain (1835-1910) was and is an American legend. A prolific journalist, essayist, and writer of short stories and novels, Twain had a unique gift for capturing and often laughing at the young American nation he knew. Growing up in Missouri, Twain spent his early years on the Mississippi River, which would figure prominently in the world of his later fiction. Twain worked as a riverboat pilot as a young man, but headed west when the Civil War broke out. His trip across the country and eventual years in Nevada and California became fodder for some of Twain's best works. Settling eventually in Connecticut, Twain enjoyed many fruitful years of writing, travel, and family life until he left the world, as he had vowed, with the return of Halley's Comet in 1910. Perhaps best known for his novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huck Finn, Twain is the author of many other works, including Life on the Mississippi, Letters From the Earth, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and Innocents Abroad.Back to top
Opening Lines (Experimental)
YOU don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. That is nothing. I never ...
Reviewed by bluegirl123 on Feb 3, 2012
Reviewed by Yogeswari on Sep 17, 2011
Awesome character "Huckleberry finn"
Reviewed by andrejules on Apr 1, 2011
Samuel Clemens greatest bit of writing as Mark Twain.
Reviewed by billyC on Jan 12, 2011
New edition censors classic novel Huckleberry Finn.
There are many famous novels by famous authors. Some of which has a new edition. Classic or new, a novel must still have its essence and message according to what the author had in mind the time it was written. A new edition of Mark Twain’s classic book “Huckleberry Finn” is causing controversy. NewSouth Books is publishing the book with particular words omitted - words that many discover offensive. Quite a few say censoring the book, which depicted common speech of the time, is a greater offense than the terms used. Let's hope that payday loans were not used to fund the censorship of an excellent novel.
Reviewed by lpaulow on Oct 21, 2009
I enjoyed this until Tom Sawyer came into it. For some reason, it seemed things slowed down after that. Still a great read, though. I plan to read Tom Sawyer soon.
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