Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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OUP Oxford, Jan 21, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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`You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of "The; Adventures of Tom Sawyer", but that ain't no matter.'So begins, in characteristic; fashion, one of the greatest American novels. Narrated by a poor, illiterate white; boy living in America's deep South before the Civil War, Adventures of Huckleberry; Finn is the story of Huck's escape from his brutal father and the relationship that; grows between him and Jim, the slave who is fleeing from an even more brutal; oppression. As they journey down the Mississippi their adventures address some of; the most profound human conundrums: the prejudicesof class, age, and colour are; pitted against the qualities of hope, courage, and moral character.Enormously; influential in the development of American literature, Huckleberry Finn remains a; controversial novel at the centre of impassioned critical debate. This edition; discusses all the current issues and the evolution of Mark Twain's penetrating; genius.

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This is one of the great American novels. A trail brazer in the world of American literature, it was a brave attempt that broke many of the literary rules of its time. It's told in first-person ... Read full review

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"Huck is Adam early in the morning, a fresh start in the Evening Land that is the United States." - Harold Bloom "But by-and-by it got sort of lonesome, and so I went out and set on the bank and ... Read full review

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