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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Author
Publisher
Washington Square Pr 2004
Description
464 p.
Summary
"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn," Ernest Hemingway wrote, "It's the best book we've had." A complex masterpiece that has spawned volumes of scholarly exegesis and interpretative theories, it is at heart a compelling adventure story. Huck, in flight from his murderous father, and Nigger Jim, in flight from slavery, pilot their raft thrillingly through treacherous waters, surviving a crash with a steamboat, betrayal by rogues, and the final threat from the bourgeoisie. Informing all this is the presence of the River, described in palpable detail by Mark Twain, the former steamboat pilot, who transforms it into a richly metaphoric entity. Twain's other great innovation was the language of the book itself, which is expressive in a completely original way. "The invention of this language, with all its implications, gave a new dimension to our literature," Robert Penn Warren noted. "It is a language capable of poetry."
ISBN #
9780743487573

 

ID #
883499

 

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Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATEDBY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIPMark Twain's classic adventure story of life on the Mississippi.EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:* A concise introduction that gives readers important background information* A chronology of the author's life and work* A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context* An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations* Detailed explanatory notes* Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work* Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction* A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experienceEnriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON

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