Quicklet On Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Quicklet On Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Since its initial publication in the mid-1880s, author Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has remained a perennial favorite of readers young and old. Often included in lists of the greatest American novels ever written, Huckleberry Finn has inspired reams of scholarly analysis in the century since its debut for the many ways,… See more details below

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Since its initial publication in the mid-1880s, author Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has remained a perennial favorite of readers young and old. Often included in lists of the greatest American novels ever written, Huckleberry Finn has inspired reams of scholarly analysis in the century since its debut for the many ways, overt and subtle, that Twain both reflected and critiqued the cultural and social mores of the times in which he wrote.

The story of Huckleberry Finn is deceptively simple in its structure, telling of the further escapades of the title character, first introduced by Twain as a secondary protagonist in his 1876 novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (and who would later appear, again in a secondary role, in the sequel novels Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective).

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

Beginning with narration from the lead character that fills the audience in on the fact that this is a sequel to “Mr. Mark Twain’s” previous book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huck explains that while Twain was mostly factual in the previous account, he did stretch the truth on occasion. Huck goes on to elaborate on how things have progressed from where Twain left things previously. After finding a sizable quantity of gold stashed in a cave by some robbers, Huck and Tom both got a $6000 reward, subsequently put in trust for each of them and accruing interest at the rate of $1 daily. Also, the Widow Douglas has adopted Huck in hopes of seeing the boy become civilized (or “sivilized,” as Huck puts it). Not finding this set-up particularly to his liking, Huck has run away in the past, but ended up returning to life with the widow, more out of allegiance to his friend Tom Sawyer, who assured him membership in his new gang if he would simply “be respectable” and do as the widow wishes.

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Quicklet: Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014100601
Publisher:
Hyperink Book Summary, Analysis, Criticism
Publication date:
02/04/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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