Huckleberry Finn Illustrated: 170 illustrations with Complete Adventures of Huck Finn [NOOK Book]

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This version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn contains 170 illustrations and is formatted specifically for Nooks (including Nook Touch, Nook Color and Nook Tablet). Each chapter has it's own link in the table of contents.

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"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the only one of Mark Twain's ...
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Huckleberry Finn Illustrated: 170 illustrations with Complete Adventures of Huck Finn

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Overview

This version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn contains 170 illustrations and is formatted specifically for Nooks (including Nook Touch, Nook Color and Nook Tablet). Each chapter has it's own link in the table of contents.

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"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the only one of Mark Twain's various books which can be called a masterpiece. I do not suggest that it is his only book of permanent interest; but it is the only one in which his genius is completely realized, and the only one which creates its own category." T. S. Eliot

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Huckleberry Finn, rebel against school and church, casual inheritor of gold treasure, rafter of the Mississippi, and savior of Jim the runaway slave, is the archetypical American maverick.

Fleeing the respectable society that wants to "sivilize" him, Huck Finn shoves off with Jim on a rhapsodic raft journey down the Mississippi River. The two bind themselves to one another, becoming intimate friends and agreeing "there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft."

As Huck learns about love, responsibility, and morality, the trip becomes a metaphoric voyage through his own soul, culminating in the glorious moment when he decides to "go to hell" rather than return Jim to slavery.

Mark Twain defined classic as "a book which people praise and don't read"; Huckleberry Finn is a happy exception to his own rule. Twain's mastery of dialect, coupled with his famous wit, has made Adventures of Huckleberry Finn one of the most loved and distinctly American classics ever written.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012874078
  • Publisher: Nook Classics
  • Publication date: 6/24/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 176,099
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

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.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    A Must Read for Anybody who can

    Huckleberry Finn was the first book as in with pages I ever read cover to cover without stopping. I'm not reveiwing
    nook but is the same it is not what you would say is "politicly correct" by todays standards but it gives you a very good idea what life was like in "The Good Ol' Days" were like. America had very different values then and it's a shame what we have become but it is such a good read I had to read it again... If you like this and haven't yet get the "Tom Sawyer" trilogy to.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Yay

    I dont like this book i love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Great

    Corretion to the review named huck finn, its jim not joe. Sorry for the mistake

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Great Book

    And great illustrations

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    Great illustrations

    The pictures are a help for me since I'm a visual learner. Good book.

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