Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781314101577
  • Publisher: Hard Press Editions
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 1,324,669
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Riverboat pilot, journalist, failed businessman (several times over): Samuel Clemens -- the man behind the figure of “Mark Twain” -- led many lives. But it was in his novels and short stories that he created a voice and an outlook on life that will be forever identified with the American character.

Biography

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri; his family moved to the port town of Hannibal four years later. His father, an unsuccessful farmer, died when Twain was eleven. Soon afterward the boy began working as an apprentice printer, and by age sixteen he was writing newspaper sketches. He left Hannibal at eighteen to work as an itinerant printer in New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Cincinnati. From 1857 to 1861 he worked on Mississippi steamboats, advancing from cub pilot to licensed pilot.

After river shipping was interrupted by the Civil War, Twain headed west with his brother Orion, who had been appointed secretary to the Nevada Territory. Settling in Carson City, he tried his luck at prospecting and wrote humorous pieces for a range of newspapers. Around this time he first began using the pseudonym Mark Twain, derived from a riverboat term. Relocating to San Francisco, he became a regular newspaper correspondent and a contributor to the literary magazine the Golden Era. He made a five-month journey to Hawaii in 1866 and the following year traveled to Europe to report on the first organized tourist cruise. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches (1867) consolidated his growing reputation as humorist and lecturer.

After his marriage to Livy Langdon, Twain settled first in Buffalo, New York, and then for two decades in Hartford, Connecticut. His European sketches were expanded into The Innocents Abroad (1869), followed by Roughing It (1872), an account of his Western adventures; both were enormously successful. Twain's literary triumphs were offset by often ill-advised business dealings (he sank thousands of dollars, for instance, in a failed attempt to develop a new kind of typesetting machine, and thousands more into his own ultimately unsuccessful publishing house) and unrestrained spending that left him in frequent financial difficulty, a pattern that was to persist throughout his life.

Following The Gilded Age (1873), written in collaboration with Charles Dudley Warner, Twain began a literary exploration of his childhood memories of the Mississippi, resulting in a trio of masterpieces --The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Life on the Mississippi (1883), and finally The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), on which he had been working for nearly a decade. Another vein, of historical romance, found expression in The Prince and the Pauper (1882), the satirical A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889), and Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1896), while he continued to draw on his travel experiences in A Tramp Abroad (1880) and Following the Equator (1897). His close associates in these years included William Dean Howells, Bret Harte, and George Washington Cable, as well as the dying Ulysses S. Grant, whom Twain encouraged to complete his memoirs, published by Twain's publishing company in 1885.

For most of the 1890s Twain lived in Europe, as his life took a darker turn with the death of his daughter Susy in 1896 and the worsening illness of his daughter Jean. The tone of Twain's writing also turned progressively more bitter. The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894), a detective story hinging on the consequences of slavery, was followed by powerful anti-imperialist and anticolonial statements such as 'To the Person Sitting in Darkness' (1901), 'The War Prayer' (1905), and 'King Leopold's Soliloquy' (1905), and by the pessimistic sketches collected in the privately published What Is Man? (1906). The unfinished novel The Mysterious Stranger was perhaps the most uncompromisingly dark of all Twain's later works. In his last years, his financial troubles finally resolved, Twain settled near Redding, Connecticut, and died in his mansion, Stormfield, on April 21, 1910.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Samuel Langhorne Clemens (real name); Sieur Louis de Conte
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 30, 1835
    2. Place of Birth:
      Florida, Missouri
    1. Date of Death:
      April 21, 1910
    2. Place of Death:
      Redding, Connecticut

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    Pass for a Better Version

    The story is a classic but this e-version was not the worst nor the best. There are funny breaks and odd fonts randomly placed through the story. It is worth looking for a better e-version.

    18 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Incredible book

    Even though I'm sure a lot of people hear this is a classic and think it's just some old book, I have to say I love The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The characters are incredible. The dialogue is often hilarious and tragic. It's just an all-around incredible novel.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    A very good book

    I like this book very much. It does get a little boring in the middle, but the ending is my favorite! It's worth reading.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2011

    Great Work

    Twain initially conceived of the work as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer that would follow Huck Finn through adulthood. Beginning with a few pages he had removed from the earlier novel, Twain began work on a manuscript he originally titled Huckleberry Finn's Autobiography. Twain worked on the manuscript off and on for the next several years, ultimately abandoning his original plan of following Huck's development into adulthood. He appeared to have lost interest in the manuscript while it was in progress, and set it aside for several years. After making a trip down the Mississippi, Twain returned to his work on the novel. Upon completion, the novel's title closely paralleled its predecessor's: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).
    Unlike The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn does not have the definite article "the" as a part of its proper title. Essayist and critic Spencer Neve states that this absence represents the "never fulfilled anticipations" of Huck's adventures-while Tom's adventures were completed (at least at the time) by the end of his novel, Huck's narrative ends with his stated intention to head West

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

    Classic

    The audiobook assisted with the understanding of the dialects of the characters, similar to a play but with the images in your mind.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2011

    Huckleberry Finn

    BORING. With occasional excitment. Hard to understand at times because of the old english language the characters use, but overall well written. I just wish it could have been a little more of a page turner. I prefer Tom Sawyer over Huck Finn.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    historically correct/politically incorrect

    This appears to be the original text of the story with the "N" would used very frequently. NOT the version I read in school or wish my child to read at his age (9). Still a good story but be mindful if that word is not one you wish to read

    5 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Excellent novel!

    This classic story is a marvelous example of Mark Twain's writing skills and of his prominence as a writer. This story is hilarious and heartwarming, and is sure to enchant anyone who reads it!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Great Book!

    A very favorited classic.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Wwonderful book

    I loved reading this book from front to back it is on of the greaatest books ive ever read ndd ull love it too

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 1999

    A great book, perhaps misunderstood

    Ok guys, this book is actually really good. It is filled with delightful humor and perspective into what life use to be like. I highly recomend it to anyone, though some individuals may need a dictionary, the syntax is awesome. I understand that Huckleberry Finn might have somewhat of a bad reputation but i think its just misunderstood.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Test this!

    Testing 123

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Anonymous

    There's actually a free version of this book on the nook . It's no different . The only thing you wouldn't like is the fact that it has no cover . But I don't think people would make such a fuss for a cover .

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Lolz

    Lolz

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Good book but hard to read

    I love the story but when they talk it is kinda hard to umderstand because they talk with a southern acent. If you can get past that it is a good book for 10-12 yo.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    :)

    JUST SAW TOM SAWYER PLAY IT WAS AWESOME

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Good book good book good book

    Good book

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2004

    Whoever gives this a terrible rating needs their head examined!

    I can't type much, seein' as how I've got to be off finishing my report on Twain, but would like to say just a few things first. One! this is an excellent book and is written in an excellent style. Twain uses the language of the time, and that really gives life to the story. As a story itself it is extreemly exciting and is worth your time! Two! the people who said this book is boring really do need to get their head examined. This is not just a story about some kids trying to be bandits in a club, or some kid and his nigger floating down the mississippi on a raft. This book was written by Twain to deal with the moral and racial issues of the time. Much of which (especially in the moral bit) still applies today, which makes it one of the most highly regarded American Novels of all time. I could ramble on about much more but really I must finish my bit on Huck Finn and then start on my bit for Connecticut Yankee

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Briana

    Scarlet, your not on my team anymore.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Please NOTE: the reviews here are Not reviews of the audiobook n

    Please NOTE: the reviews here are Not reviews of the audiobook narrated by Richard Henzel. N they're reviews of the print version. Barnes & Noble just putt all of the reviews,on here. Duh. Your, Richard Henzel

    Check out audible if you want to see reviews of my Brooks's. Thanks. Richard henzel

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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