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The adventures of Huckleberry Finn /

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Other Authors: Neilson, Keith., Loos, William H.,, Donor: Loos, William H.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Tom Doherty Associates, 1989
Series: TOR classic
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Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title--offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn includes a Preface, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Keith Neilson.

Breezy, outrageous, thrilling from first page to last, Huckleberry Finn is the most widely read and universally loved work in American fiction. It is also the most imitated. "All modern American literature," according to Ernest Hemingway, "comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn ."


The Life of Mark Twainp. v
Prefacep. ix
Noticep. xix
Explanatoryp. xix
I.Discover Moses and the Bulrushersp. 1
II.Our Gang's Dark Oathp. 4
III.We Ambuscade the A-rabsp. 10
IV.The Hair-ball Oraclep. 15
V.Pap Starts in on a New Lifep. 18
VI.Pap Struggles with the Death Angelp. 23
VII.I Fool. Pap and Get Awayp. 30
VIII.I Spare Miss Watson's Jimp. 36
IX.The House of Death Floats Byp. 47
X.What Comes of Handlin Snake-skinp. 52
XI.They're After Us!p. 55
XII."Better Let Blame Well Alone"p. 63
XIII.Honest Loot from the "Walter Scott"p. 70
XIV.Was Solomon Wise?p. 76
XV.Fooling Poor Old Jimp. 80
XVI.The Rattlesnake-skin Does Its Workp. 86
XVII.The Grangerfords Take Me Inp. 95
XVIII.Why Harney Rode Away for His Hatp. 104
XIX.The Duke and the Dauphin Come Aboardp. 117
XX.What Royalty Did to Parkvillep. 126
XXI.An Arkansaw Difficultyp. 135
XXII.Why the Lynching Bee Failedp. 145
XXIII.The Orneriness of Kingsp. 151
XXIV.The King Turns Parsonp. 157
XXV.All Full of Tears and Flapdoodlep. 163
XXVI.I Steal the King's Plunderp. 171
XXVII.Dead Peter Has His Goldp. 179
XXVIII.Overreaching Don't Payp. 186
XXIX.I Light Out in the Stormp. 195
XXX.The Gold Saves the Thievesp. 205
XXXI.You Can't Pray a Liep. 209
XXXII.I Have a New Namep. 218
XXXIII.The Pitiful Ending of Royaltyp. 224
XXXIV.We Cheer Up Jimp. 232
XXXV.Dark, Deep-Laid Plansp. 238
XXXVI.Trying to Help Jimp. 245
XXXVII.Jim Gets His Witch Piep. 251
XXXVIII."Here a Captive Heart Busted"p. 258
XXXIX.Tom Writes Nonnamous Lettersp. 265
XL.A Mixed-up and Splendid Rescuep. 270
XLI."Must 'a' Been Sperits"p. 277
XLII.Why They Didn't Hang Jimp. 284
Chapter the Last. Nothing More to Writep. 292
Afterwordp. 295

Review by Choice Review

One can find rivals to this renewed edition of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a remake and expansion of Iowa/California then-state-of-the-art 1988 edition (CH, May'89). They include The Annotated Huckleberry Finn, ed. by Michael Patrick Hearn (2001), which ranges widely through the culture of the 1840-90 period, and Vic Doyno's even more comprehensive Huck Finn: The Complete Buffalo and Erie County Public Library Manuscript, a CD-ROM featuring the complete facsimile of the manuscript and a computer-searchable e-text, along with hundreds of pages of scholarly analysis by various hands. Still, the new California edition occupies a special class, with a variety of notes ("Mark Twain's Working Notes" are a detective piece in themselves); massive emendations and textual alterations; careful textual notes on the editors' final text choices; a fascinating 130-page introduction; and reproductions of the book's advertising displays. Since all this material is in plain English, a nonspecialist can actually read it and be interested. Like the two California editions of Roughing It (1972, 1994, the latter CH, May'94), the California editions of Huck Finn are a comparative bibliographic study in themselves. This definitive and richly detailed edition is "booming," which the book's glossary explains means "splendid, grand, superb." ^BSumming Up: Essential. All collections, all levels. D. E. Sloane University of New Haven

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Review by Booklist Review

Gr. 7-10. Generations have enjoyed this robust, insightful story, which has been the basis for several movies, the Broadway musical Big River, and featured recently on public television.

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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Twain's classic novel describes the exploits of young Huckleberry Finn as he escapes his hometown and travels down the Mississippi River on a raft with escaped slave Jim. They encounter folks of all walks of life and repeatedly save one another from danger as they travel the American South. Eric G. Dove provides solid narration in this audio edition. Although his raspy, deep voice doesn't quite capture the youthful Huck and his naivete, Dove delivers a lively performance that boasts unique character voices and believable accents. And his pacing is perfect throughout: it's appropriate to the material and more than able to hold listener attention. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Review by Library Journal Review

In 1990, a small miracle happened. While searching through her grandfather's belongings, a woman librarian found among his possessions the first 665 handwritten pages of Twain's manuscript for Huck Finn, which for generations had been missing and presumed permanently lost. The emergence of the missing pages allowed scholars to assess the numerous changes made by both Twain and subsequent editors and publishers. This remarkable edition assembled by experts at the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library at the University of California reedits the text according to Twain's handwritten notes on both parts of the manuscript. In addition to the restored text, this edition includes almost 800 pages of scholarly extras, including line-by-line notes on the alternations and revisions, expanded maps, explanatory notes, illustrations, and much more. Absolutely essential for academic libraries; public libraries also may want to consider. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Two American classics transport listeners to Twain's Missouri with the mischievous antics of Tom Sawyer and the less savory, but equally appealing, jaunts of Huckleberry Finn. With characters drawn from his hometown, Twain's tales reveal the 19th-century culture, yet remain current. The boys' conquests range from Tom saving himself and his delicate sweetheart from a deep cave to Huck rafting down the Mississippi with a runaway slave and two con men. While far from perfect, the titular teens are never mean-spirited, and their misbehavior is often humorous. Narrator Eric G. Dove takes on roles from sweet, young Becky Thatcher to mean Injun Joe with clear dialect and country accents. This high-quality sound recording is a natural way to introduce Twain to students with one caution: the N-word, common in that era, is found in both novels. These recordings are useful additions to middle and high school libraries and solid components in any public library collection.-Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, CT (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled throughout 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, Gilded Age in 1873, which was co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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