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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer;s Comrade) (The Complete… (original 1884; edition 1960)

by Mark Twain

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Title:The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer;s Comrade) (The Complete Novels of Mark Twain)
Authors:Mark Twain
Info:Nelson Doubleday, Inc. (1960), Hardcover, 279 pages
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1884)

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On the river with Huck and Jim! ( )
  cloentrelibros | Aug 23, 2016 |
By far my favorite book about growing up and discovering the world. ( )
  caseybp | Aug 23, 2016 |
This book is the book I read for my classic post
  SteveKorin | Aug 8, 2016 |
Summary
The book is about a boy named Huckleberry Finn, who has acquired a sum of money through various means. This book takes place around 50 years ago. Huck's guardians want him to join religion and have a just life. Huck runs away with the help of his friend Tom to join his gang. He then gets kidnapped by his father because he heard word of his money.

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This book was a classic book with its predecessor The Adventure of Tom Sawyer. These book showed how crooked the past was and needed changing. After reading this book, it made me a civilized and well-just person.

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Teachers should have students study on the work of Mark Twain because of his satiric works. It will make student understand how society really works and teach them to work on the side of justice. ( )
  chywatt | Jul 19, 2016 |
It has been many years since I read his book. I recently listened to the audiobook while driving to and from work the past couple of weeks.
Mark Twain was one of the best writers of his time. His stories feel so real and you can get lost in the storytelling. The story of Huck Finn is no different.
Huck is a young boy in Mississippi in the 1800s. Slavery is prominent; which means so is racism. Huck recently falls into a lot of money ($6000 sounds funny these days to call that a lot but it was a fortune back then). He's scare of his absentee abusive drunken father taking it away. When his dad shows up to do just that, Huck forms a plan to escape. He fakes his own death.
The rest of the book tells of Huck's travels and trials. Makes you wonder how one small boy gets into so much trouble. He runs into Jim, a runaway slave that belongs to his guardian. This is where the boy must decide what is right. Society rule is to turn Jim in (Jim could get beaten or even hung for running away), but Huck's conscience says Jim is a good man who deserves to be free.

I recommend everyone read this book. Look past the racist remarks and see them for what they are. A glimpse into a time that is long past and learn from the young boy, who even though he lives in a period where segregation and degradation of people are the norm, he looks into his own heart and makes a friend of someone so much different then himself. ( )
  pamkaye | Jul 17, 2016 |
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Mark Twain may be called the Edison of our literature. There is no limit to his inventive genius, and the best proof of its range and originality is found in this book, in which the reader's interest is so strongly enlisted in the fortunes of two boys and a runaway negro that he follows their adventures with keen curiosity, although his common sense tells him that the incidents are as absurd and fantastic in many ways as the "Arabian Nights."
 

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Mark Twainprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benton, Thomas HartIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brockway, HarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cardwell, GuyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Coveney, PeterEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Smith, Henry NashEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Notice: Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. By Order of the Author per G. G., Chief of Ordnance
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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.
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"All right, then, I'll go to hell"- and tore it up. 
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This is the original work. Please do not combine with other adaptations, abridgements, study guides, or volumes that contain the original work PLUS critical essays or study guides.
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Book description
This is the story of a boy and an escaped slave as they travel down the Mississippi River. it's a story of friendship and family and home.
Audible is pleased to announce the premiere of an exciting new series, Audible Signature Classics, featuring literature’s greatest stories, performed by accomplished stars handpicked for their ability to interpret each work in a new and refreshing way. The first book in the series is Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, performed by Elijah Wood.

Ernest Hemingway said, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn". One hundred years after its author’s death, this classic remains remarkably modern and poignantly relevant. In this brand new edition, Elijah Wood reads Huck in a youthful voice that may be the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent. His performance captures the excitement and confusion of adolescence and adventure. Best of all, the immediacy of Wood’s energetic reading sweeps listeners up and makes them feel as though they’re along for the ride, as Huck and Jim push their raft toward freedom.
Haiku summary
Run away from home
Lazy Summer down river
Ignorance ain’t bliss

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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0553210793, Mass Market Paperback)

A seminal work of American Literature that still commands deep praise and still elicits controversy, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is essential to the understanding of the American soul. The recent discovery of the first half of Twain's manuscript, long thought lost, made front-page news. And this unprecedented edition, which contains for the first time omitted episodes and other variations present in the first half of the handwritten manuscript, as well as facsimile reproductions of thirty manuscript pages, is indispensable to a full understanding of the novel. The changes, deletions, and additions made in the first half of the manuscript indicate that Mark Twain frequently checked his impulse to write an even darker, more confrontational book than the one he finally published.

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A feisty young boy fakes his own death to escape his abusive father and heads off down the Mississippi River with his newfound friend Jim, a runaway slave.

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