The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain
Introduction by John Seelye
Notes by Guy Cardwell

Penguin Classics | December 31, 2002 | Trade Paperback

3.6 out of 5 rating. 5 Reviews

Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Intended at first as a simple story of a boy''s adventures in the Mississippi Valley—a sequel to Tom Sawyer—the book grew and matured under Twain''s hand into a work of immeasurable richness and complexity. More than a century after its publication, the critical debate over the symbolic significance of Huck''s and Jim''s voyage is still fresh, and it remains a major work that can be enjoyed at many levels: as an incomparable adventure story and as a classic of American humor.

 

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: December 31, 2002

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142437174

ISBN - 13: 9780142437179

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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain
Introduction by John Seelye
Notes by Guy Cardwell

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: December 31, 2002

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0142437174

ISBN - 13: 9780142437179

Table of Contents

Introduction by John Seelye   ix
Suggestions for Further Reading   xxxi
A Note on the Text   xxxv

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn   9

Appendix: The Raft Episode   309
Explanatory Notes   323

From the Publisher

Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Intended at first as a simple story of a boy''s adventures in the Mississippi Valley—a sequel to Tom Sawyer—the book grew and matured under Twain''s hand into a work of immeasurable richness and complexity. More than a century after its publication, the critical debate over the symbolic significance of Huck''s and Jim''s voyage is still fresh, and it remains a major work that can be enjoyed at many levels: as an incomparable adventure story and as a classic of American humor.

 

About the Author

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimental — and also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called “the Lincoln of our literature.” John Seelye is a graduate research professor of American literature at the University of Florida. He is the author of The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Mark Twain at the Movies , Prophetic Waters: The River in Early American Literature , Beautiful Machine: Rivers and the Early Republic , Memory''s Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock , and War Games: Richard Harding Davis and the New Imperialism . He is also the consulting editor for Penguin Classics in American literature. Guy Cardwell has written several books on Mark Twain and is emeritus professor of English at Washingt
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"All modern American literature comes from [this] one book." -Ernest Hemingway

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