Quicklet on Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (CliffsNotes-like Book Summary) by Zaki Hasan

Quicklet on Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (CliffsNotes-like Book Summary)

byZaki Hasan

Kobo ebook | February 4, 2012

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Quicklets are your reading sidekick -- use this while reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to learn more about the book!

MEET THE AUTHOR

Chris St-Jean is a Canadian teacher who has enjoyed American literature for as long as she can remember. Her daughters, ages three and seven, seem to have inherited her appreciation for books as well. She spends her free time writing short stories, hanging out with her husband and children, and working toward a black belt in karate.

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

Herman Melville was born on August 1, 1819, the third in a family with eight children. he left home in 1837 in the aftermath of his fathers death. The need to make living coupled with an in-born wanderlust lead Melville to spend the majority of the next ten years at sea.

Melville traveled to such diverse locals as England, Hawaii, and the Marquesas Islands on whaling ships and cargo transports. It was these voyages that inspired the subject matter for Melvilles early works, such as Typee, Omoo, and White Jacket. These adventure stories, with their exotic locales and equally alluring female protagonists, ignited the imagination of the English-speaking world and made Melville a writing sensation on both sides of the Atlantic.

With the proceeds from his book sales, Melville settled down in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he married and bought a small farm tract with the intention of assuming the life of a full-time writer. Soon after, Melville became involved in the relationship that would alter his destiny: a friendship with fellow writer Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The retired Hawthorne, already long celebrated as the literary genius of Americas first century, lived in a nearby town. Melville naturally gravitated toward the older man as source of inspiration, criticism, and what Melville biographer Raymond Weaver calls their shared pessimism about the America that was emerging as world power in the late 1840s. While their ultimate parting was strained, it was during these years that Melville determined to write a towering, allegorical masterpiece to match the importance of Hawthornes Scarlett Letter, dedicated to his mentor.

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Title:Quicklet on Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (CliffsNotes-like Book Summary)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:HyperinkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1614644268

ISBN - 13:9781614644262

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