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TitleThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Fiction, Classics
AuthorMark Twain
ISBN1598180045
ImprintMark Twain Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages272

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Twain wrote that Huck was based on Tom Blankenship, a poor white boy he knew in Hannibal, MO But Shelley Fishkin found an 1874 article where Twain spoke of another boy, ten year old black servant Jerry Jerry was the most artless, sociable and exhaustless talker I ever came across, Twain said He added, He did not tell me a single remarkable thing, or one that was worth remembering And yet he was himself so interested in his small marvels, and they flowed so naturally and comfortably from his lips that I listened as one who receives a revelation It doesn t really matter whether or not Huck was black Jim, Huck Finn s friend, was certainly black, and he is one of the most memorable characters in literature Jim was sometimes referred to as nigger Jim Jim has a minstrel quality, but it s hard not to see the irony in his behavior, especially not when he lectures Huck on behaving like white trash Mark Twain s writing and characters have influenced countless American writers And no matter how many book banning campaigns are launched due to the presence of the word nigger in Twain s books, particularly Huckleberry Finn, authors as diverse as Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison, Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner have cited Twain as influences from Amy Sterling Casil s Introduction

Reviews

David

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Fiction, Classics By Mark Twain

After reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I realized that I had absolutely nothing to say about it And yet here, as you see, I have elected to say it anyway, and at great length Reading this novel now, at the age of mumble mumble, is a bit like arriving at the circus after the tents have ... (Sign in to see more)


Petra CigareX

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Fiction, Classics By Mark Twain

This is a rant I found Huckleberry Finn on my bookshelf had been changed to Huckleberry Finn Robotic Edition Some very pc authors and editors took it upon themselves to change the N word to robot They then rewrote the book to take away any mention of humans and to roboticise words such as eye which ... (Sign in to see more)


Nathan Eilers

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Fiction, Classics By Mark Twain

Hemingway said American fiction begins and ends with Huck Finn, and he s right Twain s most famous novel is a tour de force He delves into issues such as racism, friendship, war, religion, and freedom with an uncanny combination of lightheartedness and gravitas There are several moments in th... (Sign in to see more)


Matt

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Fiction, Classics By Mark Twain

I about made up my mind to pray and see if I couldn t try to quit being the kind of boy I was, and be better So I kneeled down But the words wouldn t come Why wouldn t they It warn t no use to try and hide it from Him Nor from me, neither I knowed very well why they wouldn t come It was because my h... (Sign in to see more)


Evgeny

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Fiction, Classics By Mark Twain

Review updated on 16.02.2017.Ask any person anywhere in the world to give an example of a classic book of US literature and it is a safe bet this one will come out among the top three The only reason I am going to mention the plot for such famous book is the fact that I always do it I am not breakin... (Sign in to see more)


Ahmad Ebaid

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Nayra.Hassan

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Ahmad Sharabiani

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Fiction, Classics By Mark Twain

825 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark TwainAdventures of Huckleberry Finn or, in recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885 It is... (Sign in to see more)


Madeline

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Fiction, Classics By Mark Twain

I had to read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in middle school, and I fervently wish that they had made us read Huck Finn instead I mean, I understand why they didn t giving middle schoolers an excuse to throw around racial slurs in a classroom setting is just asking for a lawsuit from so... (Sign in to see more)


Glenn Sumi

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Fiction, Classics By Mark Twain

Why have I never read Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn before Was it Twain s copious use of the N word I vaguely recall a primary school teacher abruptly halting a class read aloud session, perhaps because of that Was it the air of earnest solemnity that surrounds so called classics Sheer lazin... (Sign in to see more)


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