Mark Twain had a remarkable ear for dialogue, and is fondly remembered as a one of the great observers of human nature. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn he has created a lasting work of fiction and a ‘must-read’. “So we come to see Huck in the end as one of the permanent symbolic figures of fiction, not unworthy to take a place with Ulysses, Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Hamlet.” -- T. S. Eliot. “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twn Quixote, Don Juan, Hamlet.” -- T. S. Eliot. “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn, It's the best book we've had." -- Ernest Hemingway.… read more
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These novels played a unique and lasting role in the development of American literature, and each one remains a beloved and widely... read work of fiction. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn-arguably a great American novel. Ethan Frome-an enduring rural tragedy. And Moby-Dick or, The Whale-a profound inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception. Now, Penguin Classics is proud to present these three novels in gorgeous graphic packages featuring cover art by some of the most talented illustrators working today. @declineofwesternsiv Seems like soon as a fella comes into a bit o' money, everyone comes out of the woodworks after'n it. These ladies wants to sivilize me? More like reverse gold-dig my fame and fortune. @FencinTom: Get me outta here From "Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less" read more
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," decla...res Huck at the start of one of the greatest books in American literature. Filled with all the humor, suspense, and sheer excitement of its predecessor, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the more profound and accomplished creation. The tale of two outcasts' journey down the Mississippi River, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a nostalgic portrayal of a world Twain knew intimately, and the moving story of a boy who must make his own way in an often cruel society that counts it a sin to help a runaway slave. read more
Presents an adaptation of the novel in which a boy and a runaway slave float down the Mississippi River on a raft.
[Read by Tom Parker -aka- Grover Gardner] Huck Finn is an orphaned drifter who loves freedom more than respectability. He isn't ab...ove lying and stealing, but he faces a battle with his conscience when he meets up with a runaway slave named Jim, who provides him with his first experiences of love, acceptance, and a sense of responsibility. -- The title character of this famous novel tells his own story in a straightforward narrative laced with shrewd, sharp comments on human nature. The boy's adventures along the Mississippi River provide a framework for a series of moral lessons, revelations of a corrupt society, and contrasts between innocence and hypocrisy. The colorful cast of characters - including the crafty grifters, the Duke and the King - help make this a memorable classic. When he was nine years old, H. L. Mencken read Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which he later described as ''the most stupendous event in my life,'' and he determined to become a writer himself. read more
This is a large (6"x9"), top-quality new edition of Mark Twain's masterpiece. Complete and unabridged. "All modern American litera...ture comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. It's the best book we've had. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since." -Ernest Hemingway See our other titles at amazon.com/author/americanbooks. read more
HarperCollins UK Audio Classics presents abridged and unabridged readings of the world's favorite literary masterpieces. Among the... distinguished readers are Christopher Lee, Derek Jacobi, Simon Callow, Linus Roache, Elizabeth McGovern, Terry Jones, Peter Firth, and Rufus Sewell. Each package of cassettes in the Audio Classics series is beautifully packaged and shrink-wrapped. read more
"A GOLD MINE FOR SCHOLARS." *Deidre Carmody The New York TimesNow, in this extraordinary literary uncovering, the original first h...alf of Mark Twain's American masterpiece is available for the first time ever to a general readership. Lost for more than a century, the passages reinstated in this edition reveal a novel even more controversial than the version Twain published in 1885 and provide an invaluable insight into his creative process. A breakthrough of unparalleled impact, this comprehensive edition of an American classic is the final rebuttal in the tireless debate of "what Twain really meant.""[A] MASTERLY RESTORATION . . . I wish this new version of Huckleberry Finn would be distributed to all the nation's classrooms as the basic text and lead to a badly needed reconsideration of the questions it raises." *James A. McPherson Chicago Tribune"THOUGHTFULLY RESPECTS TWAIN'S INTENTIONS." *Gary Lee Stonum The Cleveland Plain DealerWith a Foreword and Addendum by Victor Doyno read more
"A GOLD MINE FOR SCHOLARS." *Deidre Carmody The New York TimesNow, in this extraordinary literary discovery, the original first ha...lf of Mark Twain's American masterpiece is available for the first time ever to a general readership. Lost for more than a century, the passages reinstated in this edition reveal a novel even more controversial than the version Twain published in 1885, and provide an invaluable insight into his creative process. The changes that Mark Twain made indicate that he frequently checked his impulse to write an even darker, more confrontational work than the book he finally published. Even in its smallest variations, the original manuscript demonstrates the skill, the restraint, and the constraints that affected Mark Twain's thinking. This edition, then, not only presents the Huckleberry Finn that has delighted and provoked readers everywhere for more than a century, but also brings forward the original book behind the book.A breakthrough of unparalleled impact, this comprehensive edition of an American classic is the final rebuttal in the tireless debate of "what Mark Twain really meant.""[A] masterly restoration . . . I wish this new version of Huckleberry Finn would be distributed to all the nation's classrooms as the basic text and lead to a badly needed reconsideration of the questions it raises." *James A. McPherson Chicago Tribune"Thoughtfully respects Twain's intentions." *Gary Lee Stronum The Cleveland Plain DealerWith a foreword and addendum by Victor Doyno read more
Join Huck and Jim as they journey down the Mississippi in this beloved companion to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and a standalone ...classic in its own right, with a fresh new cover and interior illustrations.“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,” declares Huck at the start of one of the greatest books in American literature. Filled with all the humor, suspense, and sheer excitement of its predecessor, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn—a nostalgic portrayal of a world Mark Twain knew intimately—tells the moving story of a boy who must make his own way in an often cruel society that counts it a sin to help a runaway slave. This edition includes a modern cover and new illustrations from Iacopo Bruno. This new look coincides with a new edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the publication of The Absolutely Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher. read more
This is a beautifully-designed new edition of Mark Twain's classic THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
First published in 1884, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a masterpiece of world literature. Narrated by Huck hi...mself in his artless vernacular, it tells of his voyage down the Mississippi with a runaway slave named Jim. As the two journey downstream on a raft, Huck's vivid descriptions capture the sights, smells, sounds, and rhythms of life on the great river. As they encounter traveling actors, con men, lynch mobs, thieves, and Southern gentility, his shrewd comments reveal the dark side of human nature. By the end of the story, Huck has learned about the dignity and worth of human life-and Twain has exposed the moral blindness of the "respectable" slave-holding society in which he lives. Huckleberry Finn was Twain's greatest creation. Garrison Keillor approaches it with the respect and affection it deserves. "This is an abridgement of Mark Twain's book, keeping the parts I loved as a boy-Huck's story, the big river at night, the boasting of the raftsmen, the Duke and the Dauphin, the lynching, the feud-and lopping off the last third of the book, where Tom Sawyer comes in and makes a big production of freeing Jim. I had Huck free him instead. If you enjoy the reading, I am sure Mr. Twain will forgive me." -Garrison Keillor read more
Huck and Jim encounter trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law. Through it a...ll the friends stick together! But... Will Huck and Tom be able to free Jim from slavery once and for all? Relive the timeless adventure! read more
Huckleberry Finn, rebel against school and church, casual inheritor of gold treasure, rafter of the Mississippi, and savior of Jim... the runaway slave, is the archetypal American maverick. Fleeing the respectable society that wants to "sivilize" him, Huck F read more
281p period Puffin paperback, beautiful wrap around illustration to cover, clean text, small pencil mark to title page corner, a w...ell preserved copy, in very good condition overall, scarce read more
One of the greatest treats in all world literature, this masterpiece from Mark Twain is revolutionary. It offers both brilliant hu...mor and tragedy as Huck and Jim explore moral dilemmas of slavery and freedom. Huck, the narrator, is shrewd, ingenious, and literalhe reports on everything he sees, which allows the listener to experience the hypocrisy of sivilization. This superb reading by Patrick Fraley is rich in the color and adventurous spirit of the Mississippi River. It captures the world and people that Mark Twain knew and loved. read more
Rare edition with unique illustrations and elegant classic cream paper. Huckleberry Finn, rebel against school and church, casual ...inheritor of gold treasure, rafter of the Mississippi, and savior of Jim the runaway slave, is the archetypal American maverick. Fleeing the respectable society that wants to “sivilize” him, Huck Finn shoves off with Jim on a rhapsodic raft journey down the Mississippi River. As Huck learns about love, responsibility, and how to make moral choices, the trip becomes a metaphoric voyage through his own soul, culminating in the glorious moment when he decides to “go to hell” rather than return Jim to slavery.Mark Twain defined “classic” as “a book which people praise and don’t read”; Huckleberry Finn is a happy exception to this rule. Includes unique illustrations. read more
This classic series of plays, novels, and stories has been adapted, in a friendly format, for students reading at a various levels....Reading Level: 4-8Interest Level: 6-12 read more
Referring to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, H. L. Mencken noted that his discovery of this classic American novel was "the most s...tupendous event of my whole life"; Ernest Hemingway declared that "all modern American literature stems from this one book," while T. S. Eliot called Huck "one of the permanent symbolic figures of fiction, not unworthy to take a place with Ulysses, Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Hamlet."The novel's preeminence derives from its wonderfully imaginative re-creation of boyhood adventures along the mighty Mississippi River, its inspired characterization, the author's remarkable ear for dialogue, and the book's understated development of serious underlying themes: "natural" man versus "civilized" society, the evils of slavery, the innate value and dignity of human beings, the stultifying effects of convention, and other topics. But most of all, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a wonderful story ― filled with high adventure and unforgettable characters (including the great river itself) ― that no one who has read it will ever forget. read more