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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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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1884)

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I liked this book a lot. The experience of encapsulating every chapter into a poem was a fun but challenging experience. Twain had a lot more than just a kids book in mind when he wrote this book. He was writing to all people who were caught up in the political question of the time: "Should one leave slavery alone, or do something about this issue?"

I however, did grow tired of Tom and felt like grabbing him by the lapels and screaming, "Grow up Kid!" But it was merely a book, and Tom Sawyers merely a fictional character, so I restrained myself.

This book is an astute answer to the political cross hairs of the nineteenth century. ( )
  Gregorio_Roth | Dec 5, 2014 |
I liked this book a lot. The experience of encapsulating every chapter into a poem was a fun but challenging experience. Twain had a lot more than just a kids book in mind when he wrote this book. He was writing to all people who were caught up in the political question of the time: "Should one leave slavery alone, or do something about this issue?"

I however, did grow tired of Tom and felt like grabbing him by the lapels and screaming, "Grow up Kid!" But it was merely a book, and Tom Sawyers merely a fictional character, so I restrained myself.

This book is an astute answer to the political cross hairs of the nineteenth century. ( )
  Gregorio_Roth | Dec 5, 2014 |
A young orphan boy struggles with learning what real family and friendships are, while struggling to figure out what is really important to him.
Ages: 8th grade+
Source: Personal Library
  amandapanda613 | Nov 24, 2014 |
Huckleberry Finn was a t ypical little boy who like to swim, fish, hunt, and of course cause mayhem like any other little boys like to do. Widow Douglas, his guiardian, didn't like that Instead she wanted him to be respectful, and church driven. Eventually Huckleberry's father comes back and abducts him but Huckleberry didn't want to be with his father, so he plans on running away and that when he adventures begins.

This book is a great book capturing the feel of the south. It makes you feel as though you are right there taking on the adverntures with Huckleberry.

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Some extension ideas I would do with this book in the classroom is before reading the book to the class have the class create their own adventures, explaining what they would do, see, and come across on the adventure. Another idea I would have them do is create a picture from one of the chapters showing one of the many adventures that Huckleberry did.
  theresa.moultrie | Nov 19, 2014 |
Well, what can I say. Mark Twain is as brilliant as ever. ( )
  NatalieAsIs | Oct 23, 2014 |
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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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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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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.

This book was the perfect adventure book for me when I was younger. I always wanted to pretend I was floating off on some great journey, but I was always happy to come home.
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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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