The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Paperback
by Mark Twain
Huckleberry Finn had a tough life with his drunk father until an adventure with Tom Sawyer changed everything.
But when Huck's dad returns and kidnaps him, he must escape down the Mississippi river with runaway slave, Jim.
They encounter trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law.
Through it all the friends stick together - but can Huck and Tom free Jim from slavery once and for all?
With an inspirational introduction by Darren Shan, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the twenty wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2015.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/03/2008
- Category: Classic
- ISBN: 9780141321097
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Review by silverdaisy1975
This is one of the backbone books of post Civil War American Literature. Twain writes a wonderful story about the journey of a runaway boy and a slave. He uses regional dialect so it helps to read out loud in parts, otherwise the dialect adds a great layer to the story.This book is really funny! Don't read it becauseit is literature, read it because it is good!
Review by alexandraboxer
This book was a good book about morality and growing up. Throughout the book Huck Finn matures and really grows into a respectable young man. Huck runs into many problems. He has money of his own, but his drunk father wants to take it from him. When he is finally given a safe home, he doesn't feel comfortable because he is so used to not being treated right. After his dad locks him up in their home, he runs away with a slave. Huck constantly questions society and realizes how wrong the mistreatment of Jim is. The story is long, but good. It teaches many lessons and is a great tale of growing up.
Review by minnesotadebbie
One of my all-time favorite books! Huck's redemption scene - and the fact that he doesn't even know he has saved himself - is the most powerful moment that I know of in American literature. Coming-of-age, travel, friendship, and social commentary: this book gets my nomination for the Great American Novel! Oh - and don;t forget the two greatest rapscallions in American literature: the King and the Duke. PS: Thanks to my long-ago English teachers who first helped me get into this book!
Review by eejjennings
I found it hard to believe that this book was written in the late 1800s since Twain had such a modern sensibility. He continues to be relevant over 100 years later! One of my all-time favorite authors!
Review by thatotter
Tom Sawyer's behavior at the end seriously annoyed me!