Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Edition 1

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Edition 1

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by Mark Twain
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0821916394

ISBN-13: 9780821916391

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: EMC/Paradigm Publishing

America's favorite story teller reads Mark Twain's greatest story -- the broadly comic, ironic tale of a small-town boy and a runaway slave, together on a raft on the mighty Mississippi. It's one adventure after another, told with affection and unabashed joy.

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America's favorite story teller reads Mark Twain's greatest story -- the broadly comic, ironic tale of a small-town boy and a runaway slave, together on a raft on the mighty Mississippi. It's one adventure after another, told with affection and unabashed joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821916391
Publisher:
EMC/Paradigm Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

II Discover Moses and the Bulrushers1
IIOur Gang's Dark Oath7
IIIWe Ambuscade the A-rabs16
IVThe Hair-Ball Oracle23
VPap Starts In on a New Life29
VIPap Struggles with the Death Angel36
VIII Fool Pap and Get Away46
VIIII Spare Miss Watson's Jim56
IXThe House of Death Floats By72
XWhat Comes of Handlin' Snakeskin78
XIThey're After Us!84
XII"Better Let Blame' Well Alone"95
XIIIHonest Loot from the "Walter Scott"106
XIVWas Solomon Wise?114
XVFooling Poor Old Jim121
XVIThe Rattlesnake Skin Does Its Work130
XVIIThe Grangerfords Take Me In143
XVIIIWhy Harney Rode Away for His Hat156
XIXThe Duke and the Dauphin Come Aboard174
XXWhat Royalty Did to Parkville187
XXIAn Arkansaw Difficulty200
XXIIWhy the Lynching Bee Failed214
XXIIIThe Orneriness of Kings223
XXIVThe King Turns Parson232
XXVAll Full of Tears and Flapdoodle241
XXVII Steal the King's Plunder252
XXVIIDead Peter Has His Gold264
XXVIIIOverreaching Don't Pay274
XXIXI Light Out in the Storm288
XXXThe Gold Saves the Thieves302
XXXIYou Can't Pray a Lie308
XXXIII Have a New Name322
XXXIIIThe Pitiful Ending of Royalty331
XXXIVWe Cheer Up Jim342
XXXVDark, Deep-laid Plans351
XXXVITrying to Help Jim362
XXXVIIJim Gets His Witch Pie370
XXXVIII"Here a Captive Heart Busted"380
XXXIXTom Writes Nonnamous Letters390
XLA Mixed-up and Splendid Rescue398
XLI"Must 'A' Been Sperits"407
XLIIWhy They Didn't Hang Jim417
Chapter the Last: Nothing More to Write429

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
courtneyjean More than 1 year ago
Huckleberry Finn is a young boy who has been adopted by Widow Douglas due to difficulties with his drunken father. After becoming acquainted with her strict ways, Huck is kidnapped by his father, wanting Huck's money for alcohol. After spending months in a deserted house in the woods, Huck finally escapes, and decides to run away. On his voyage, he runs into Jim, Widow Douglas's slave. Together, they embark on a journey, filled with both misfortune and adventure. During this extended journey, Huckleberry and Jim endure snake bites, being mixed up in a series of murders, becoming separated from each other multiple times, running into trouble with the King, and much more. Throughout the long nights on the river they spend together, Jim and Huck become the best of friends. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a timeless classic. Written as a sequel to the book the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, this book provides a second side of the story. Although it is written in a way which is slightly hard to understand, the writing style emphasizes the various personalities of the characters. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a timeless classic.
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is an excellent specimen of American Literature. I found the book to be extremely thought provoking with many hidden messages disguised in the characters and their actions throughout the entire story. Huck Finn is more than just a book written for entertainment, Twain explores the various gender roles and stereotypes that existed in the late 1800s in a comical manner. Twain discusses slavery in American Society through the characters, Huck and Jim. He looks at civilization as seen through the eyes of Huck as compared to the eyes of Miss Watson. Twain explores relationships between Pap and Huck, and Jim and Huck. Twain even tackles the concept of imagination as seen through Jim¿s superstitious nature. Although Huck and Jim are the main characters that Twain uses to demonstrate his opinions, he also uses a plethora of other characters throughout the novel including, the Duke and the Dauphin, the Shepardsons and the Grangerfords, the Widow Douglas and Miss Watson, and Tom Sawyer. Overall, I absolutely loved this book. Not only was it thought provoking, but also humorous at the same time. Twain tackles many topics that were considered controversial at the time, and puts himself on the line for criticism. I would recommend this book to anyone with an open mind who is willing to look at society in a different light, and who wants to be entertained at the same time.