Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 14809386

After the Civil War, Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) left his small town to seek work as a riverboat pilot. As Mark Twain, the Missouri native found his place in the world. Author, journalist, lecturer, wit, and sage, Twain created enduring works that have enlightened and amused readers of all ages for generations.
Referring to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, H. L. Mencken noted that his discovery of this classic American novel was "the most stupendous event of my whole life"; Ernest Hemingway declared that "all modern American literature stems from this one book," while T. S. Eliot called Huck "one of the permanent symbolic figures of fiction, not unworthy to take a place with Ulysses, Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Hamlet."
The novel's preeminence derives from its wonderfully imaginative re-creation of boyhood adventures along the mighty Mississippi River, its inspired characterization, the author's remarkable ear for dialogue, and the book's understated development of serious underlying themes: "natural" man versus "civilized" society, the evils of slavery, the innate value and dignity of human beings, the stultifying effects of convention, and other topics. But most of all,Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a wonderful story ? filled with high adventure and unforgettable characters (including the great river itself) ? that no one who has read it will ever forget.

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ISBN 9780486280615
Genre FICTION / Classics
Format Paperback
Pages 220
Publisher Date 1994-05-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Dover Pubns
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.4 lb
Language English
Series Name Dove Thrift Editions
Audience General/trade
Authors Twain, Mark
Country of Origin United States
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