Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
By Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By (author) See other recent books by Mark Twain
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $9.72
Your Price: $8.75 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $0.97! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.44 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days, Not for Xmas



Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Book Description

"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," by Mark Twain, is part of the "Barnes & Noble Classics"" "series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of "Barnes & Noble Classics": New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. "Barnes & Noble Classics "pulls together a constellation of influences-biographical, historical, and literary-to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. ""Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is the only one of Mark Twain's various books which can be called a masterpiece. I do not suggest that it is his only book of permanent interest; but it is the only one in which his genius is completely realized, and the only one which creates its own category." "T. S. Eliot" Huckleberry Finn, rebel against school and church, casual inheritor of gold treasure, rafter of the Mississippi, and savior of Jim the runaway slave, is the archetypical American maverick. Fleeing the respectable society that wants to"sivilize" him, Huck Finn shoves off with Jim on a rhapsodic raft journey down the Mississippi River. The two bind themselves to one another, becoming intimate friends and agreeing "there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft." As Huck learns about love, responsibility, and morality, the trip becomes a metaphoric voyage through his own soul, culminating in the glorious moment when he decides to "go to hell" rather than return Jim to slavery. Mark Twain defined classic as "a book which people praise and don't read"; Huckleberry Finn is a happy exception to his own rule. Twain's mastery of dialect, coupled with his famous wit, has made "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn "one of the most loved and distinctly American classics ever written. Nominated for a Grammy for his work as co-producer of the five-CD box set "The Jazz Singers" (1998), Robert O'Meally is Zora Neale Hurston Professor of Literature at Columbia University and Director of Columbia University's Center for Jazz Studies. He is the principal writer of "Seeing Jazz" (1997), the catalogue for the Smithsonian's exhibit on jazz and literature, and the co-editor of "The Norton Anthology of African American Literature" (1996).

Buy Adventures of Huckleberry Finn book by Mark Twain from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781593080006
ISBN-10: 159308000X
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 95mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Fine Communications,US
Publisher: Fine Communications,US
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Mark Twain


Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Adventures of Huckleberry Finn book by Mark Twain and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Mark Twain close
Classics to Color: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Have I Got a Lie for You! by Mark Twain
Collected Nonfiction, Volume 1 by Mark Twain
Collected Nonfiction, Volume 2 by Mark Twain
Collected Nonfiction by Mark Twain
Collected Nonfiction by Mark Twain
Oxford Children's Classics: the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Is Shakespeare Dead? by Mark Twain
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins (1894) by Mark Twain
Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Stolen White Elephant by Mark Twain
Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
King Leopold's Soliloquy by Mark Twain
Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain
Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close