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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Hardcover)

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ITEM#: 3030391

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimentaland also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called “the Lincoln of our literature.”
Revered by all of the town's children and dreaded by all of its mothers, Huckleberry Finn is indisputably the most appealing child-hero in American literature. Unlike the tall-tale, idyllic world of Tom Sawyer,The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is firmly grounded in early reality. From the abusive drunkard who serves as Huckleberry's father, to Huck's first tentative grappling with issues of personal liberty and the unknown, Huckleberry Finn endeavors to delve quite a bit deeper into the complexities-both joyful and tragic of life.


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ISBN 9780448060002
Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
Format Hardcover
Pages 431
Publisher Date 1948-06-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Copyright Year 1948
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 7.0 in
Thickness 1.5 in
Unit weight 1.75 lb
Language English
Series Name Illustrated Junior Library
Edition Detail Deluxe
Audience Children/juvenile
Authors Twain, Mark

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