Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

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Beloved for its nostalgic evocation of the Mississippi frontier in the 1840s and for its colorful depiction of an idyll on a raft shared by an orphaned boy and a fugitive slave, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has long been touted as The Great American Novel.
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Overview

Beloved for its nostalgic evocation of the Mississippi frontier in the 1840s and for its colorful depiction of an idyll on a raft shared by an orphaned boy and a fugitive slave, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has long been touted as The Great American Novel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781500920586
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/22/2014
  • Pages: 294
  • Sales rank: 939,819
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which provided the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. After an apprenticeship with a printer, he worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He referred humorously to his singular lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise. In 1865, his humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," was published, based on a story he heard at Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, where he had spent some time as a miner. The short story brought international attention, and was even translated into classic Greek. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Though Twain earned a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he invested in ventures that lost a great deal of money, notably the Paige Compositor, which failed because of its complexity and imprecision. In the wake of these financial setbacks, he filed for protection from his creditors via bankruptcy, and with the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers eventually overcame his financial troubles. Twain chose to pay all his pre-bankruptcy creditors in full, though he had no legal responsibility to do so.

Twain was born shortly after a visit by Halley's Comet, and he predicted that he would "go out with it," too. He died the day following the comet's subsequent return. He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age," and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Samuel Langhorne Clemens (real name); Sieur Louis de Conte
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 30, 1835
    2. Place of Birth:
      Florida, Missouri
    1. Date of Death:
      April 21, 1910
    2. Place of Death:
      Redding, Connecticut

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2000

    A Timeless Classic

    This classic of American literature is perhaps the most misunderstood and maligned book since the Bible. Nobody who has ever actually read the book could ever call it racist. True, it is filled with the 'N' word that decent people find offensive, but it was necessary in the context. This wonderful book is just as powerfully anti-slavery as 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' by Harriett Beecher Stowe, but while her book is still praised, Mark Twain's book is being banned from high school libraries. I first read this book at age 12, and have re-read it at least every two years ever since. I'm in my 40's now, but Huck and Jim take me right back to 12 every time I see them again.

    38 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2009

    Totally One of the Greatest books Ever!!!!

    "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," by Mark Twain, is a book about Huckleberry Finn, the namesake of the book. Continuing the events of the last book "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," Huck is living with widow Douglas, who has adopted him. Huck gets bored of the widow trying to civilize him, he runs out and his abusive father finds him. His father takes him in, and Huck tries to get out. He finds an old saw and cuts his way out of the house and fakes his own death. He catches a canoe and hides out on Jackson's island, Huck finds the widow's slave, Jim, who is also hiding out. Tom and Jim build a raft, and escape down the river. <BR/> <BR/> <BR/> During their trip, Huck and Jim meet a few colorful characters, including two feuding families, and two cons who claim to be a king and a duke. Huck may not seem so, but he is very clever, and able to see through the king and dukes' antics, which makes him sick to his stomach. Huck is always trying to do good, and sometimes has a conflict with himself in deciding exactly what is good. One night, he even thinks about turning Jim in, because he feels bad for helping the widow's slave escape. He tells two white men in a canoe to check the raft, claiming his sick uncle to be on it. He ends up convincing them that his uncle has smallpox, so they give him 40 dollars and leave him alone. <BR/> <BR/> <BR/> I think that this book is great. One of the best I've ever read. This book's plot may be a little over-used, a boy helping a slave escape from his master, but you never really know what's going to happen. Mark Twain is one of the best authors from whom I've ever read. This book easily makes me want to read some other books of his. There are twists, turns, and, like a punch to the face in a dark room, you never see them coming. If your okay with a few politically incorrect words (The book was written in the 1800s, when slavery was legal) and you love adventure, I definitley recommend this book to you.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

    Classic

    The audiobook assisted with the understanding of the dialects of the characters, similar to a play but with the images in your mind.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Incredible book

    Even though I'm sure a lot of people hear this is a classic and think it's just some old book, I have to say I love The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The characters are incredible. The dialogue is often hilarious and tragic. It's just an all-around incredible novel.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

    Why can't the flaw be fixed? Why couldn't this be properly trans

    Why can't the flaw be fixed? Why couldn't this be properly transcribed? How about other public domain books. Almost makes me want to return my Nook Tablet.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2007

    A reviewer

    this book will not appeal to young people, but is still a classic read. Adventures of tom sawyer is much more interesting.

    5 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    Cant read

    The book is awesome but the free version has too many flaws and is not enjoyable to read. Pay the 99 cents and get to reading the actual literature. Google did a poor job on transcription!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Huck finn

    This is a classic that i never read in HS. So i decided to read it now to see what it was about. Must say I did not miss much. Twain is all over the place with this story. Hard to follow to say the least. I never get a feel for the characters. Don't know what any of them are about. They are cartoon like. No depth here.

    I am 3/4 way through. Will post when i finish.

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2011

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    Classic novel, hard to read.

    Although Huck Finn is a classic book and loved by many, I found it hard to read. It was written in many different Southern dialects, and it had sentences like, "How you gwyne git'm? You can't slip up on um en grab um; en how's a body gwyne to hit um wid a rock?" Reading conversation after conversation like this gets old fast. Overall, it was a great story, and the major theme of "looking for freedom" was pretty cool. If it was easier to read, I would have LOVED this book, and I would recommend it to anyone who can stomach weird dialects and old fashioned writing.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2011

    Good

    It was good becuse of the detil

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2001

    GREAT BOOK!!!

    Huckleberry Finn is a WONDERFUL book!! It is very FUNNY!!! It sould be rated 5 out of 5 stars!!! I had the adapted version read to me .The comprehensive edition I read to myself.The story is about freedom and friendship. Mark Twain did an outstanding job of talking the way people did back then. Anyone will enjoy it. FIVE STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Good quality text scan

    This book was scan and archived by the Microsoft's book scanning project, so the quality is good.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Anonymus,on Jan.21

    Awesome!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    I just llove this bio I just love this book

    :D

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Wow really

    Seriously those flaws were not flaws and its called a southern diuloge over all its a great read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Huckle berry Huckleberry finn

    Great book love it

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Amazing

    Loved rhe book

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Yep

    Yep

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Hey its marty

    Wazzzzz upppp:):):):):)

    1 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Awesome

    Must read

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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