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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Twain, Mark (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Jim, a runaway slave, joins Huck Finn, who is fleeing from his cruel father, and together they journey by raft down the Mississippi River.
Authors: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Title: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2001
Edition: 2001 Modern Library pbk. ed
Characteristics: xxv, 272 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Mark Twain ; introduction by George Saunders
Notes: Includes reading group guide
Contents: Biographical note
Introduction
George Saunders
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Appendix
Note on the text
Commentary
Reading group guide
Summary: Jim, a runaway slave, joins Huck Finn, who is fleeing from his cruel father, and together they journey by raft down the Mississippi River.
ISBN: 0375757376
9780375757372
Branch Call Number: FICTION TWAIN 2001
Subject Headings: Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character) Fiction Mississippi River Fiction Runaway children Fiction Male friendship Fiction Fugitive slaves Fiction Race relations Fiction Missouri Fiction Boys Fiction Slavery Fiction
Genre/Form: Adventure fiction
Humorous fiction
Bildungsromans
Topical Term: Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character)
Runaway children
Male friendship
Fugitive slaves
Race relations
Boys
Slavery
LCCN: 2001030218
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Aug 19, 2014
  • nmukhammad rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Gloomier than previous book of Mark Twain. Illustrated harsh, dark times of slavery better than some textbooks. Very self-indulging once begin it, you cannot stop till the end.

Feb 10, 2014
  • slooper rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Laughed until I cried for several pages for the first time in years. I had to stop to catch my breath to make it paragraph by paragraph. This book is good therapy for the soul as well as engaging literature. I didn't appreciate it as a teenager the way I do now at 46.

Jun 19, 2013
  • GerryD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Considered one of the Top 10 classic novels (my #6) of the western world. Contains humour, and many interesting characters and situations as the boys travel the Mississippi by raft. See my GerryD Lists for other great novels.

Rereading a classic---I love doing this every summer.

Sep 04, 2012
  • dbed rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Historically interesting, but very hard to read due to the accents of the characters.

Jul 08, 2012
  • Madymino rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Speechless. I was left speechless. This book was the first ever to make me laugh, cry, smile, frown. It won my heart right over more than any other novel has. I fell in love with the book and Huck's character who gradually changes. He is very smart and has such a sense of adventure it's incredible. The way the characters pronounce things is the way it's written in the book. So you can really tell how the character speaks and it adds depth to their character. I highly recommend this book to all readers and especially the ones into adventure. Go on ahead and give it a shot! You won't regret it.

Apr 27, 2012
  • Sangkari_29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

OMG is is a really good book if you understand what it is trying to say it's really easy to read the book. Read it and you will get your imagination started.But the thing is it is quite difficult to understand this book because the way they talk is different. The spelling is spelt by the way they communicated. But otherwise READ IT!!!

Feb 18, 2012
  • dane_johnson rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Super irritating pictures on almost every page, and the book is huge

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Jun 14, 2014
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Aug 23, 2012
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Jul 29, 2012
  • Eithelen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Apr 27, 2012
  • Sangkari_29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 19, 2014
  • nmukhammad rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Huck is none too thrilled with his new life of cleanliness, manners, church, and school. However, he sticks it out at the bequest of Tom Sawyer, who tells him that in order to take part in Tom’s new “robbers’ gang,” Huck must stay “respectable.” All is well and good until Huck’s brutish, drunken father, Pap, reappears in town and demands Huck’s money. The local judge, Judge Thatcher, and the Widow try to get legal custody of Huck, but another well-intentioned new judge in town believes in the rights of Huck’s natural father and even takes the old drunk into his own home in an attempt to reform him. This effort fails miserably, and Pap soon returns to his old ways. He hangs around town for several months, harassing his son, who in the meantime has learned to read and to tolerate the Widow’s attempts to improve him. Finally, outraged when the Widow Douglas warns him to stay away from her house, Pap kidnaps Huck and holds him in a cabin across the river from St. Petersburg.........

Apr 27, 2012
  • Sangkari_29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A boy named Huck leaves his village making his father(who is trying to take money of him), The old man 9 who is meant to be his guardian). think that he is dead. He goes to an island and stays therer while he realizes a man named Jim(he is Mrs Watsons servant) is staying there too.

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Apr 27, 2012
  • Sangkari_29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: There is some inappropriate words such as ; nigger

Apr 27, 2012
  • Sangkari_29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Racism

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Jul 30, 2012
  • Eithelen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"You don't know about me, without you have a read a book by the name of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," but that ain't no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. That is nothing. I never seen anybody but lies, one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybe Mary. Aunt Polly - Tom's Aunt Polly, she it - and Mary, and the Widow Douglas, is all told about in that book - which is mostly a true book; with some stretchers, as I said before."
-Opening

Jul 29, 2012
  • Eithelen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative with 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.

Jul 01, 2012
  • Madymino rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Now, we'll start this band of robbers and call it Tom Sawyer's Gang. Everybody that wants to join has got to take an oath, and write his name in blood." -Tom Sawyer

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