The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Other Novels (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Other Novels (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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by Mark Twain
     
 
Mark Twain was one of America's greatest humorists and his colorful depictions of the rogues and rustics who inhabit the nineteenth-century American south are among the most memorable in all literature. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Other Novels collects all five of Twain's incomparable novel-length works: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Overview

Mark Twain was one of America's greatest humorists and his colorful depictions of the rogues and rustics who inhabit the nineteenth-century American south are among the most memorable in all literature. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Other Novels collects all five of Twain's incomparable novel-length works: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (regarded by many as the Great American Novel), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and Pudd'nhead Wilson.
 
This volume is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and an attractive silk-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensible cornerstone for every home library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435137196
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
10/15/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Pages:
992
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.90(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Twain (1835-1910) was born Samuel Langhorn Clemens, and grew up in the vicinity of the Mississippi River, whose culture he would immortalize in both fiction and non-fiction. He worked as a printer's apprentice and a riverboat pilot before turning full time to writing. His first book, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches (1867), collected a number of humorous but affectionate tales of rustics and rogues who lived along the Mississippi. Over the next forty years, Twain produced a formidable body of work that included the satirical travelogue The Innocents Abroad (1869), the colorful memoir Life on the Mississippi (1883), and numerous sketches, short stories, and essays. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894) are considered signature novels of the American experience in the nineteenth century. Twain also wrote the historical fantasies The Prince and the Pauper (1881) and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889).

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 30, 1835
Date of Death:
April 21, 1910
Place of Birth:
Florida, Missouri
Place of Death:
Redding, Connecticut

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Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Other Novels (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
JAustenSS More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love the B&N leatherbound classics! And this is a great addition to my library. The titles that are included for anyone wondering are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and Pudd'nhead Wilson. Again a great addition to the B&N classics.
Billychic More than 1 year ago
B&N is coming out with some lovely new titles for their collection, and this is really, really classy. I adore it. It not only looks beautiful in my library, but includes some of my favorite works by one of the wittiest authors of American Literature. Although it was a bold choice, I do like that they used a reproduction of work dating so far back; it adds a flavor to the collection that wouldn't be there if it was simply the titles themselves.
GeneticBlue More than 1 year ago
Beautiful edition with some of Twain's best work. A must-have for any fan or collector.
melman555 More than 1 year ago
The story basically follows the adventures of young Huckleberry Finn and a runaway slave named Jim. Huck is trying to escape has drunken and abusive father, while Jim is trying to escape slavery. Jim is trying to escape being sold down the river, or else he would be separated from his family. There is a moral to this book as Huck slowly learns to love Jim as a friend and not think of the color of his skin. Earlier in the novel Huck is worried about helping a runaway slave and is not sure what he should do. Huck being raised in Missouri, he has been taught that helping a slave run away is one of the worst sins imaginable and that blacks are pretty much worthless except as slaves and property. It takes a while for the truth to come to Huck but he finds that he is determined to help his friend get his freedom, no matter what. Huck ends up risking his own life to do just that. He not only saves Jim, but his own soul too. I didn’t like how the book was very challenging for me to read because of the grammar structure but, it makes the story a lot better and is a pure joy to read and I suggest you read. Just let the story flow and enjoy each word. The dialects used may slow you down a bit at first but they add so much to the meaning to the book. This is a wonderful story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What other novels are included in this edition??