The Annotated Huckleberry Finn: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 - Fiction - 480 pages
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A sumptuous new edition of the great American novel.

"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn," Ernest Hemingway once declared. First published in 1885, the book has delighted millions of readers, while simultaneously riling contemporary sensibilities, and is still banned in many schools and libraries. Now, Michael Patrick Hearn, author of the best-selling The Annotated Wizard of Oz, thoroughly reexamines the 116-year heritage of that archetypal American boy, Huck Finn, and follows his adventures along every bend of the mighty Mississippi River. Hearn's copious annotations draw on primary sources including the original manuscript, Twain's revisions and letters, and period accounts. Reproducing the original E. W. Kemble illustrations from the first edition, as well as countless archival photographs and drawings, some of them previously unpublished, The Annotated Huckleberry Finn is a book no family's library can do without; it may well prove to be the classic edition of the great American novel.

274 illustrations, two-color throughout.

  

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Contents

Introduction to I lie Annotated I luckleherry Finn x i i
xiv
С H A F T E B 1
1
v 17
44
hick and the Judge Superstition
68
С п ч р т к R XXIV 2
73
С и л P т к R vil 7
79
i
110
Huck and the Woman The SearchPrevarication Going to Goshcn
120
x
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x i
240
x i i
254
Sherburn Attending the Circus Intoxication in the Ring
264
CHAPTERXXV
281
Pious King The Kings Clergy She Asked His Pardon
349
CHAPTER xxxvi
384
The Lighting Rod His Level Best A Bequest to Posterity
391

С n A P т к R xiii
130
Escaping from the WreckThe Watchman Sinking
137
v
144
Huck Loses the RaftIn the Kog Huck Finds the Raft Trash
152
С H A p т E R xvii
165
v i i i
183
The Cave The Floating Mouse
196
i x
202
x x i x
407
i
420
Tom Sawyer Wounded The Doctors StoryTom Confesses
428
Out of Bondage Paving t he Captive Yours Truly Muck Finn
447
11 ч P т к R xxxiii V 5
455
Bibliogmihy
471
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

Michael Patrick Hearn's first Oz annotation, written when he was 21, was featured on the front page of the "New York Times Book Review." He lives in New York City.

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