The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Manga Classics

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Manga Classics

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Overview

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn features the story of a young boy, chafed by the "sivilized" restrictions of his foster home, and weary of his drunkard father's brutality. To escape, 14 year-old Huck Finn fakes his own death and sets off on a raft down the Mississippi River. He is soon joined by Jim, an escaped slave. Together, they experience a series of rollicking adventures that have amused readers, young and old, for over a century. The fugitives become close friends as they weather storms together aboard the raft and spend idyllic days swimming, frying catfish suppers, and enjoying their independence. Their peaceful existence ends abruptly, however, with the appearance of the King and the Duke, an incorrigible pair of con artists who take over the raft. After many difficulties, Huck and Jim escape their tormentors, and with the help of an imaginative rescue by Huck's old friend Tom Sawyer, Jim gains his freedom. Manga Classics breathes new life into this American Classic with a faithful adaptation of Mark Twain’s masterpiece. Please note: We have maintained a faithful use of Twain's original text in this adaptation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781772940169
Publisher: UDON Entertainment Inc.
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Series: Manga Classics Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Samuel Longhorn Clemens better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. After an apprenticeship with a printer, Twain 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. 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. He is celebrated as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature".

Crystal S. Chan is an award-winning author and television screen play writer. She holds a degree in language and literature. Crystal is a huge fan of authors such as Jane Austen and she is equally passionate about Sailor Moon. Her passion for classic literature combined with her love of the comics medium allows her to strike a solid balance between preserving the depth of the original content while adapting the language for a younger generation.

Kuma Chan is veteran of the manga industry. His works include a manga series for the Pirate Sentai Gokaiger (AKA Power Rangers Megaforce in the US). With over 13 years of work in comics, Kuma is well known for his specialties with drawing girls, robots, and monsters. When he is not drawing manga (which is nearly all the time!) he enjoys reading novels. His name “KUMA” actually means bear in Japanese. Kuma says he chose his pen-name because his body shape resembles that of a bear.

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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To all readers: This is a faithful adaptation of Twain's original words. Some will argue the use of the Twain's description for Jim, the runaway slave, is no longer relevant. The point of Twain's application of the term is that he placed a clear emphasis on the bitterness he felt about a society that was made up of moral cowards. In the end, the person with the greatest redeeming qualities is the one who bears the brunt of society's ignorance.
“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” Mark Twain in The Art of Authorship pp 87-88 (1890)

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Manga Classics 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 3 days ago
A very well done adaptation that brings alive the original material. Well worth reading, and taking the time to absorb. Enjoy this new view of an old classic!
Kelly_Hunsaker_reads 24 days ago
This is the fifth or sixth Manga Classics I have reviewed thanks to the auto approval that UDON granted me. Unfortunately this is my least favorite of those I have read. Huckleberry Finn is a book that I love. The setting on the Mississippi River is viivd. You can feel the mosquitos biting, the water rushing over your toes, and smell the fresh cut grass. Twain brought the river, the insects, the steamships into the reader's vision like you are part of the goings on. And even better are his characters. Huck is mischievous, smart, funny, and a good friend. There is an innocence to him that lends credibility to the story. The problem with this manga version is that the art doesn't feel like it lends itself to the story or the characters. Huck looks far too mature, angry, and pessimistic. He doesn't have the same humor that Twain instilled in him. And the river doesn't come through as a viivd lifeblood of the area. The history of the place is completely lost. I will not give up on these volumes but cannot really recommend this one in particular. Thank you to Netgalley and UDON for the digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Kelly_Hunsaker_reads 24 days ago
This is the fifth or sixth Manga Classics I have reviewed thanks to the auto approval that UDON granted me. Unfortunately this is my least favorite of those I have read. Huckleberry Finn is a book that I love. The setting on the Mississippi River is viivd. You can feel the mosquitos biting, the water rushing over your toes, and smell the fresh cut grass. Twain brought the river, the insects, the steamships into the reader's vision like you are part of the goings on. And even better are his characters. Huck is mischievous, smart, funny, and a good friend. There is an innocence to him that lends credibility to the story. The problem with this manga version is that the art doesn't feel like it lends itself to the story or the characters. Huck looks far too mature, angry, and pessimistic. He doesn't have the same humor that Twain instilled in him. And the river doesn't come through as a viivd lifeblood of the area. The history of the place is completely lost. I will not give up on these volumes but cannot really recommend this one in particular. Thank you to Netgalley and UDON for the digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Roobie More than 1 year ago
AshMills More than 1 year ago
So I was never a big fan of reading classics when I was younger. Meaning I have never read the non-manga version of Huckleberry Finn. I did try but it was so boring in the first chapter. When I heard of the manga version I jumped at the chance to read it to give it another try...I really enjoyed it. I did not think I would of but I did. I also appreciated the forward at the beginning of the book that gave a brief history of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. And the Explanatory after the Foreward was very helpful. It was very well drawn and when I talked it over with a friend she confirmed that it was just like the original story. I recommend this to people who like or love the original tale or who like me did not want to read it growing up!