Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Paperback
by Mark Twain
Edited by Emory Elliott
Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", but that ain't no matter.
So begins, in characteristic fashion, one of the greatest American novels. Narrated by a poor, illiterate white boy living in America's deep South before the Civil War, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the story of Huck's escape from his brutal father and the relationship that grows between him and Jim, the slave who is fleeing from an even more brutal oppression. As they journey down the Mississippi their adventures address some of the most profound human conundrums: the prejudices of class, age, and colour are pitted against the qualities of hope, courage, and moral character.
Enormously influential in the development of American literature, Huckleberry Finn remains a controversial novel at the centre of impassioned critical debate.
This edition discusses all the current issues and the evolution of Mark Twain's penetrating genius.
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- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, 1 map
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 12/06/2008
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780199536559
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Review by lit_chick
2006, LibriVox Recording, Read by Annie ColemanI part read and part listened to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This was a reread for me; I’d studied the novel many years ago in a children’s literature class. Libraries of material have been written about its varied and worthy themes, but this time I read for the most noble of reasons: pure fun. I wasn’t disappointed!“We said there warn’t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don’t. You feel mighyt free and easy and comfortable on a raft.” (ch 18)Both the LibriVox recording and the Gutenberg eBook were wonderful. Annie Coleman, reading for LibriVox, perfects the warm and languid dialects of the South. The Gutenberg text was a free download; I used Kobo, but it’s widely available.