Down the Mississippi! Huckleberry Finn escapes from his evil, drunken father who is trying to steal his treasure. Huck befriends Jim, a runaway slave and together they float towards freedom on a raft down the Mississippi river. They encounter thieves and murderers, con men and hucksters as they journey together. Mark Twain's timeless tale of friendship and adventure shows us a boy coming of age and learning about life's pains and pleasures!
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Mark Twain's classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, tells the story of a teenaged misfit who finds himself floating on a raft down the Mississippi River with an escaping slave, Jim. In the course of their perilous journey, Huck and Jim meet adventure, danger, and a cast of characters who are sometimes menacing and often hilarious.
Though some of the situations in Huckleberry Finn are funny in themselves (the cockeyed Shakespeare production in Chapter 21 leaps instantly to mind), this book's humor is found mostly in Huck's unique worldview and his way of expressing himself. Describing his brief sojourn with the Widow Douglas after she adopts him, Huck says: "After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and the Bulrushers, and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by and by she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so then I didn't care no more about him, because I don't take no stock in dead people." Underlying Twain's good humor is a dark subcurrent of Antebellum cruelty and injustice that makes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a frequently funny book with a serious message.Book Description:
Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14-18 in English-speaking classrooms. It will include novels, poetry, short stories, essays, travel-writing and other non-fiction. The series will be extensive and open-ended and will provide school students with a range of edited texts taken from a wide geographical spread.
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Book Description Waldman Publishing Corp., 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1603400338
Book Description Waldman Publishing Corp., 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111603400338