The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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University of Illinois Press, 1987 - Literary Criticism - 339 pages
"Seelye's version seems even
funnier than the original, and also more moving, since Seelye's Huck Finn is
even less sentimental about life and Tom Sawyer than Twain's Huck Finn. He is
also more perceptive about black people than the original."
-- Hughes Rudd, CBS News
"Seelye has stitched together
a whale of a book. Without reference to Twain's own version, it is almost impossible
to see the seams where 1970 joins 1884."
-- Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek
 

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Contents

I discover Moses and the bulrushers
1
Nitiation night and the morning after
7
The hairball oracle
16
Pap starts in on a new life
26
Pap struggles with the death angel
32
I fool pap and get away
42
I spare Miss Watsons Jim
51
The house of death floats by
67
What comes of fetching a Bible
177
The duke and the dauphin come aboard
186
What royalty did to Pokeville
199
An Arkansaw difficulty
216
The Burning Shame
235
The king turns parson
243
All full of tears and flapdoodle
251
I steal the kings plunder
262

What comes of handlin snakeskin
73
Theyre after us
78
Better let damn well alone
90
Honest loot from the Walter Scott
100
Fooling poor old Jim
108
The child of calamity
120
The rattlesnakeskin does its work
139
The Grangerfords take me in
152
Why Harney rode away for his hat
163
Dead Peter has his gold
272
Overreaching dont pay
282
I light out in the storm
294
The gold saves the thieves
309
You cant pray a lie
314
What happened at the saw mill
324
Nothing more to write
335
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