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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)

by Mark Twain

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Series: Tom Sawyer (2)

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Unlike the tall-tale, idyllic world of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is firmly grounded in early reality. From the abusive drunkard who serves as Huckleberry's father, to Huck's first tentative grappling with issues of personal liberty and the unknown, Huckleberry Finn endeavors to delve quite a bit deeper into the complexities-both joyful and tragic of life.… (more)
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This edition of Huckleberry Finn features superb materials and craftsmanship. The premium quality, genuine leather is dyed with a lustrous brown finish, then carefully drawn over raised spine hubs in the finest tradition of bookbinding. The elegant spine is stamped in precious 22-karat gold. The cover features a deeply impressed, beautiful illustration. Gilded page edges, polished mirror-smooth, add a distinctive touch, and they protect your investment from humidity and dust. It's safe to judge this book by its cover because the luxury and quality continue. Inside the covers are shimmering moire endleaves, dyed a deep gold. Endleaves of this quality are prized by lovers of fine books, not only for their elegant appearance and feel, but for the strength and stability they add to the binding. For your convenience, a beautiful and practical satin ribbon page marker is dyed to match. Distinguished artist Thomas Hart Benton made 87 illustrations for this edition of Huckleberry Finn, heightening the enjoyment of reading this all-time classic. For each of them he made an entire drawing in brown wash, and then covered it with a black outline. Opposite the title page is a powerful frontspiece portrait of Mark Twain, painted in watercolors by Hodges Soileau. To add depth and insight to your reading, a revealing introduction was written especially for this edition by renowned scholar historian, Pulitzer Prize winner and writer Bernard DeVoto. He also made sure that this would be the most accurate text of the novel ever published. The paper was specially milled for this edition, using acid-neutral stock of archival quality, a key element for permanence and durability, and each page has been securely sewn in place for added strength, not glued like ordinary hardcover editions. The finished result: A luxurious edition fit for Mark Twain's masterpiece. ( )
  Gmomaj | May 18, 2022 |
“We said there was no home like a raft. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery…but you feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.” Sail down the Mississippi with Huck Finn and the runaway slave, Jim. Twain’s beloved tale, with its folksy language, creates an indelible image of antebellum America with its sleepy river towns, con men, family feuds, and a variety of colorful characters. ( )
  Gmomaj | May 18, 2022 |
There are just a few books that I have read more than twice -- Gatsby, Mockingbird, Catcher, Ulysses, The Dubliners -- & Huckleberry Finn. Not just a kid's book (tho every boy & girl should read it). ( )
  BertH | Mar 27, 2022 |
Might want to read it again sometime. Took me a while to get into it, but by the last third I was hooked. ( )
  Luminous-Path | Mar 26, 2022 |
Very funny, as well as very interesting.

Hard to think of a better book with a teenage main character - Treasure Island, perhaps ? ( )
  NickDuberley | Mar 5, 2022 |
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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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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Twain, Markprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Angell, OlavTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Benton, Thomas HartIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brockway, HarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cardwell, GuyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Coveney, PeterEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
DeVoto, BernardIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dietz, NormanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dove, Eric G.Narratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dufris, WilliamNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Field, RobinNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fiore, Peter M.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fraley, PatrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Giphart, EmyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hagon, GarrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hill, DickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kazin, AlfredAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kemble, Edward W.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Krüger, LoreTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKay, DonaldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Minton, HaroldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moser, BarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Narloch, WilliErzählersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Neilson, KeithPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
O'Meally, Robert G.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ribas, MeritxellTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Seelye, JohnIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, Henry NashEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stegner, WallaceIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Swahn, Sven ChristerTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Trier, WalterIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vidal i Tubau, JordiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vogel, NathaëleIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Votaw, Johnsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ward, ColinIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Whittam, GeoffreyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wood, ElijahNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zwiers, M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Unlike the tall-tale, idyllic world of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is firmly grounded in early reality. From the abusive drunkard who serves as Huckleberry's father, to Huck's first tentative grappling with issues of personal liberty and the unknown, Huckleberry Finn endeavors to delve quite a bit deeper into the complexities-both joyful and tragic of life.

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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.
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Run away from home
Lazy Summer down river
Ignorance ain’t bliss

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Penguin Australia

9 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141439645, 0142437174, 0141023619, 0141321091, 0451530942, 0141045183, 0143105949, 0141334843, 0141199008

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