CliffsComplete The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Richard P WasowskiCliffsComplete The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Richard P Wasowski

CliffsComplete The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

byRichard P Wasowski, Mark Twain

Paperback | May 1, 2001

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In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete Adventures of Huckleberry Finn offers insight and information into a work that's rich both dramatically and thematically. Every generation since its publication has been able to identify with some of the novel's themes, including freedom, society versus conscience, and greed.Follow the Mississippi River adventures of this mischief-making Huck Finn and the runaway slave Jim - and save valuable studying time - all at once. Enhance your reading of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with these additional features: - A summary and insightful commentary for each chapter - Bibliography and historical background on the author, Mark Twain - A look at 18th-century life and society - Coverage of Twain's writing and the reaction to the novel - A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters - Review questions, a quiz, discussion guide, and activity ideas - A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Web sitesStreamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!
RICHARD WASOWSKI earned his M.A. from The Ohio State University and teaches English at Ashland High School in Ashland, Ohio. In addition to teaching Advanced Composition, Dramatics, and British Literature, he teaches AP English and serves as a mentor for new AP English teachers throughout the state of Ohio.
Title:CliffsComplete The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:264 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 7.38 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0764587277

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huck Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the best books I have ever read in my life
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huck Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the best books I have ever read in my life
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light-hearted and meaningful book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the exciting story of a young boy, Huckleberry Finn, and his adventures as he floats on a raft down the Mississippi with a runaway slave. The time frame is set right after The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The book is written in first person from Huck’s point of view. Huckleberry Finn is a poor, uneducated boy with a drunken father. He is adopted by the Widow Douglas and Miss Watson who try to civilize him. Huck finds himself in a problematic situation regarding his father. To get out of it, Huck fakes his own death and hides out on an island. After a few days on the island, Huck comes across Jim, Miss Watson’s slave. Huck soon finds out that Jim has run away from Miss Watson. Together, Jim and Huck embark on a dangerous but hilarious journey to achieve Jim’s freedom. While trying to follow Huck’s moral development throughout the story, I noted that it is true to life with an uneven pattern as it often is with our own personal moral growth. Huck tends to lie and make up stories about who he is. At the beginning of the book it was either just for fun or to protect his identity as people thought he was dead. Later on in the book he still lies but now it’s mainly to protect Jim. In this book, the white people don’t treat the black people like humans but more as property or animals. After some time together, Huck comes to the realization that Jim is actually human but is unsure of whether he should help Jim attain his freedom. He wants to help Jim but he’s been told his whole life that helping a runaway slave is a sin and it’s wrong. Is this still a good piece of literature in modern days? Is there still something to be learned from this book? In my opinion, there still is despite the fact that it was written over 100 years ago. There are important morals and truths in this story that we can still apply to today. Racism and lack of equality between people is still a huge part of our society today, even though slavery has been banned in North America today. Humans tend to judge, superficially, based on what we see on the outside or as a result of our own fears and insecurities. If we see someone who looks different or acts differently than we do, we judge or feel threatened and often without realizing it. Although the issues tackled in this book are heavy topics, it is done in a lighthearted and amusing way. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a funny, engaging and meaningful book.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read! hard to understand at first, but overall a great book with a different perspective
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A litterary classic A simple yet exciting novel. It was a truly great read!
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic I love this story. It's so simple and yet so amazing. I'm glad it's maintained popularity through the years.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome This is a classic and just so fun to read
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic I love this story. It's so simple and yet so amazing. I'm glad it's maintained popularity through the years.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stands the test of time Great story that expands the world and characters introduced in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Classic tale about a young boy's adventures and outlook on life.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CLASSIC I love Huck Finn. That's it. That's all I need to say.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Great book. Deals with many important societal issues and the writing is impeccable.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Huckleberry Finn Not one of my favourite classic books. It was time well spent reading the book.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic One of my favorite books - the first ten pages especially. The end is terrible, but it doesn't even matter. Hemingway said Twain ruined the book with the ending.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great #plumreview A true American classic that shows America, warts and all, with a deftness, humour and childlike vision unlike pretty much any other writer.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nicely printed, basic copy. Important piece of history. Never let the original version die. Down with censorship, especially when the subject matter is difficult to swallow. That makes it all the more important for people not to put their head in the sand. Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So boring It was probably the most boring book I've ever read
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic There's a reason this book is a classic, it's arguably one of the greatest novels. It deals with sensitive but important issues such as slavery, and discrimination as well as life circumstances like building friendships and maturing. This truly is a book that everyone should read and experience, I highly recommend it. Another great adventurous book from Mark Twain and I expected nothing less.
Date published: 2011-01-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from eeh, not great this book was not the greatest, it was hard to understand at times esp. when jim spoke.
Date published: 2009-11-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Classic Adventure Narrated by a poor, illiterate white boy living in America's deep South before the Civil War, The 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. Classics always have a certain amount of hype and I had been intending to read this book for some time. Of course the writing is a little difficult to adjust to, but not because of the age of the book, but because of the dialects in which the characters speak. Twain chose to use the local vernacular that black slaves used for his runaway slave Jim. Although it is true to that time in history, it is striking how the characters speak and the words they use, which were in common usage in those days. I like how Twain chose to not sanitize the realities of that society, particularly racism. As I was reading I was constantly thinking that this story seemed like a fantasy. As if Huck was playing in his back yard and imagining that all these fanciful adventures were really happening. Now I don’t know if that’s what Twain intended, but that is how it came across to me. At the same time I couldn’t help but feel a measure of pity for Huckleberry Finn and Jim, two people with nowhere to go and no one to trust. But for those who have read it know that’s what makes the end satisfying. Story *** Characters *** Readability *** Overall rating ***
Date published: 2009-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An adventure worth reading! Huckleberry finn is a story written by Mark twain about a boy who is abused by his father. Huck goes to live with a kind old lady with too many rules. Huck runs away and meets up with a slave named jim also running away. Now as a pair they team up to survive as they make their way down the mississipi searching for freedom
Date published: 2000-12-10

Table of Contents

Introduction: Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Introduction to Mark Twain.

Introduction to the Civil War Era.

Introduction to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Characters in the Novel.

Notice & Explanatory.

Chapter 1.

Chapters 2-3.

Chapters 4-5.

Chapters 6-7.

Chapters 8-11.

Chapters 12-14.

Chapters 15-17.

Chapters 18-20.

Chapters 21-22.

Chapter 23.

Chapters 24-25.

Chapters 26-27.

Chapters 28-30.

Chapters 31-32.

Chapter 33.

Chapters 34-35.

Chapter 36.

Chapters 37-38.

Chapters 39-40.

Chapters 41-42.

Chapter the Last.

CliffsComplete Review.

CliffsComplete Resource Center.

CliffsComplete Reading Group Discussion Guide.