Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (often referred to as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or shortened to Huckleberry Finn or simply Huck Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in February 1885. Commonly recognized as one of the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective).
The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Satirizing a Southern antebellum society that was already out of date by the time the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly racism. The drifting journey of Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River on their raft may be one of the most enduring images of escape and freedom in all of American literature.
The work has been popular with readers since its publication and is taken as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It has also been the continued object of study by serious literary critics.

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BN ID: 2940013156920
Publisher: Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 07/30/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 14 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist noted for the novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (which has been called "The Great American Novel") and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, among many other books. Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and he spent time as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before finding fame as a writer.

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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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The language dialect was difficult to read "quickly". Still the classic and well worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simly one of the best books ever witten by an american author. I read this in high scholl and I read it again in my mid 30's.
mrjunuh More than 1 year ago
Once you get past the cultural/historical references between the inequality of blacks and whites and focus on the touching story of a young teenager setting out on his own to make a new life for himself while discovering a deep and meaningful relationship with a runaway slave, you will be thankful that you picked up this classic and spent time reading it. So many of us are educated by the agreed standards of our day: media, religion, secondary schooling but miss the daily wisdom of simply living our lives the best we can in harmony with not only our own needs but the needs of others as well. Huck Finn reminds us that when he set off on his own and helps Jim he broke many social mores and laws of his day but stayed true to his inner-voice, his conscience. No where is this contrast between society and Jim's conscience more clearly demonstrated than when he meets up with Tom and wastes so much time freeing Jim from his prison due to all the hoops and hurdles Tom has them perform because "that's the way it's done." After reading the text, it's hard not to ask yourself if in your own life have you been responding to difficult decisions like Huck, with your conscience, or like Tom, the way society wants you to. I believe, however, this is exactly what Twain wanted his reader's to ask and to become more like his protagonist in the end. Last thought, before reading this book, be sure to read Tom Sawyer first. Sawyer's book brings so much back story to Finn, Sawyer, and their relationship.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purchased this classic for my 17yr old son. He left his homework at school and needed to read a few chapters, lol. So glad I have a NOOK and Barnes & Noble.
kajita on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Huckleberry Fine lives with Widow Douglas.He doesn't like clean and tidy life there.Then his father comes to him to get a money.So,he and Jim travel together down the river on a raft.I know this book is a great american literature.And I have read this book once.I enjoyed reading this book.I want to read the original.
kokokoko on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The father of Huckleberry Finn is a hoodlum who riots if alcohol is drunk. Huck has been confined in a hut when he betrays his father, in order to protect a family's money. He strives to escape from there.I found out that this story is sequel "The Adventure of Tom Sawyer".I recommend to read this book, after reading "The Adventure of Tom Sawyer".This story is very interesting!
pipipi on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Huck's dad,pop was not a good father.He was always drunk and made many troubles in town.Huck didn'thave mother.Pop toldHuck togive money him and locked huck in a hut.Huck decided to escape and live in the wooods.There,he met Jim who was a black slave whohad run away.At first, I thought it is interesting.Actually,Ilike this story Until middle of this story.But I can't understand the last of this story as well.
parissea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is good, but it is cookbook now. So this is boring for me.But characters are good. For example, Jim who is a Huckleberry's servant. When Huckleberry go on an adventure, Jim provide for him.This story is appropriate for a person who likes routine adventures.
Kaz2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Huckleberry adventured a various of the olace with slave.Seeing huckleberry's dirty clothes, she always scolded him,and he left home,and then his adventure has started.In the novel,there is the slave in home.This reflects the American society before the Slavery is abolished in 1865.This surprises me but he has survived under every circumstances.I think he is strong.
su-min on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have liked this book since I had been a child. This is a side story of ''The Adventures of Tom Sawyer''.And I like this side better than ''Tom''.
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soflbklvr More than 1 year ago
Readers of all ages will enjoy Huck's adventures in this tale. The formatting of this version of the book leaves something to be desired, however. Half way through the book several chapters were repeated, which was very distracting, and a few chapters contained a box at the end of each sentence. The story is 5 stars, but this nook book version, sadly, is not.
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