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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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I had mixed feelings about this book for two reasons. I really liked the plot and stories within the book; however, the language made it difficult to read and I think children would struggle to comprehend. This book is centered around slavery in the south and adventures that Huck and Jim go on as they run from town to town escaping slave catchers. The plot is really engaging and unpredictable in so many ways the reader is always thrown for a surprise, but the end is tied together very nicely. Staying true to the setting of the story, the language and dialogue are very authentic as the author uses dialect when characters are conversing. This does add to the story and how individuals of that time period and region talked, however this made reading passages very challenging. I don’t know what would have helped make comprehension easier, while still staying true to the author’s voice, but I think children would struggle. The main message of this book is that in a society where following the rules doesn’t always seem morally correct, taking risks and creating adventures is sometimes the only thing you can do if you want things to change. Doing the right thing is hard, but helps if you have friends and courage to get you through tough times. ( )
  gretchencompere | May 2, 2016 |
Wonderful voice for the Finn character. Excellent setting and world building. The racism is a little hard to take. ( )
  kale.dyer | Apr 19, 2016 |
Mark Twain brilliantly captures the antebellum American South. ( )
  sydsavvy | Apr 8, 2016 |
fun yet poignant
  frahealee | Apr 3, 2016 |
My father first read this book to me as a child. I have seen movies and theater versions since but nothing lives up to the characters developed by Twain. The relationships between the various characters, particularly Huck and Jim, are so well written. Their adventures are great fun--situations only Twain could come up with. Everyone should read this book to get a feel for what it was like to live in this time and place. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 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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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 book is in public domain in the USA and the e-book is available free online ...

 
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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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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