The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Intended at first as a simple story of a boy's adventures in the Mississippi Valley—a sequel to Tom Sawyer—the book grew and matured under Twain's hand into a work of... show more
Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Intended at first as a simple story of a boy's adventures in the Mississippi Valley—a sequel to Tom Sawyer—the book grew and matured under Twain's hand into a work of immeasurable richness and complexity. More than a century after its publication, the critical debate over the symbolic significance of Huck's and Jim's voyage is still fresh, and it remains a major work that can be enjoyed at many levels: as an incomparable adventure story and as a classic of American humor. @declineofwesternsiv Seems like soon as a fella comes into a bit o’ money, everyone comes out of the woodworks after’n it. These ladies wants to sivilize me? More like reverse gold-dig my fame and fortune. @FencinTom: Get me outta here! From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
Publish date: December 31st 2002
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
Series: Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (#2)
Mark Twain writes the best first person narrative voice I have ever read. He's so witty that I caught myself laughing out loud several times. It's a good thing nobody else was around because I probably would have been committed. The story itself is one of those 'too good to be true' type of old ta...
Part of me wonders if you get your book lover card taken away from you if you end up disliking a literary classic? I really loathed this book from beginning to end. Truth be told, I am not really a Mark Twain fan at all. Every time we had a choice between reading one of his stories in English class ...
Finally, I have read something substantial by Mark Twain. It has taken a very long time—Mr. Twain’s works have never been assigned reading for me in any high school or university courses that I have taken. Here in Canada, we are much more likely to be assigned the classic of Stephen Leacock’s, Sunsh...
Now, how in the nation is a body going to start this review? Well, I'll be ding-busted!I usually don’t like reading colloquial prose style, accented dialogue and dialects. All too often they require additional effort to decipher and are just plain irritating. However, I have to make an exception for...
I was looking forward to reading the book, but found I did not enjoy it as much as I thought. I know it's a classic, but it is one that I could have done without reading.