Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Edition 1

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Edition 1

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by Mark Twain

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.  See more details below


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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Table of Contents

Why Study Critical Controversies?1
Pt. 1Mark Twain and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Life of Samuel Clemens and the Reception of Huckleberry Finn19
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: The 1885 Text27
A Portfolio of Illustrations from the 1885 Edition266
Pt. 2A Case Study in Critical Controversy
The Controversy over the Ending: Did Mark Twain Sell Jim down the River?279
A Certain Formal Aptness284
The Boy and the River: Without Beginning or End286
Mr. Eliot, Mr. Trilling, and Huckleberry Finn290
Attacks on the Ending and Twain's Attack on Conscience305
Overreaching: Critical Agenda and the Ending of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn312
The Controversy over Race: Does Huckleberry Finn Combat or Reinforce Racist Attitudes?335
Morality and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn340
Born to Trouble: One Hundred Years of Huckleberry Finn348
The Struggle for Tolerance: Race and Censorship in Huckleberry Finn359
Kemble's "Specialty" and the Pictorial Countertext of Huckleberry Finn383
From Was Huck Black?407
More than a Reader's Response: A Letter to "De Ole True Huck"450
On the Nature and Status of Covert Texts: A Reply to Gerry Brenner's "Letter to 'De Ole True Huck'"468
The Controversy over Gender and Sexuality: Are Twain's Sexual Politics Progressive, Regressive, or Beside the Point?480
Reformers and Young Maidens: Women and Virtue in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn485
Reading Gender in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn505
Walker versus Jehlen versus Twain518
A Response to Frederick Crews525
Come Back to the Raft Ag'in, Huck Honey!528
"Innocent Homosexuality": The Fiedler Thesis in Retrospect535

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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.