By: Twain, Mark

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Mark Twain's witty, satirical tale of childhood rebellion against hypocriti cal adult authority, the Penguin Classics edition of The Adventures of Huck leberry Finn is edited with a critical introduction by Peter Coveney. Mark Twain's story of a boy's journey down the Mississippi on a raft conveyed th e voice and experience of the American frontier as no other work had done b efore. When Huck escapes from his drunken, abusive 'Pap' and the 'sivilizin g' Widow Douglas with runaway slave Jim, he embarks on a series of adventur es that draw him to feuding families and the trickery of the unscrupulous ' Duke' and 'Dauphin'. Beneath the exploits, however, are more serious underc urrents - of slavery, adult control and, above all, of Huck's struggle betw een his instinctive goodness and the corrupt values of society which threat en his deep and enduring friendship with Jim. Based on the first edition of 1884, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn includes a chronology and list of further reading by Richard Maxwell. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910) t rained as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi river; 'Mark Twain', a phras e used on riverboats to indicate that the water is two fathoms deep, became the pseudonym by which he was best known. After the Civil War, Twain turne d to journalism, publishing his first short story in 1865. Dubbed 'the fath er of American literature' by William Faulkner, Twain led a colourful life of travelling, bankruptcy and great literary success. If you enjoyed The Ad ventures of Huckleberry Finn, you may like Mark Twain's The Adventures of T om Sawyer, also available in Penguin Classics. 'All modern American literat.


Author Name: Twain, Mark

Categories: Classical Literature,

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2003

ISBN Number: 0141439645

ISBN Number 13: 9780141439648

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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