The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Paperback)Mark Twain (author)
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'The perfect novel' Kate Atkinson, #1 bestselling author of Big Sky
Huck is a young, naive white boy fleeing from his drunken, dangerous Pap, and Jim is a runaway slave longing to be reunited with his family. Flung together by circumstance, they journey down the Mississippi together on a log raft, each in search of his own definition of freedom. Their daring adventures along the way provide both entertainment and a satirical look at the moral values of the Deep South of the 1800s.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
The quintessential American novel * Guardian *
It is Huck who gives the book style. The River gives the book its form. But for the River, the book might be only a sequence of adventures with a happy ending. A river, a very big and powerful river, is the only natural force that can wholly determine the course of human peregrination.... Thus the River makes the book a great book... Mark Twain is a native, and the River God is his God -- T.S. Eliot
The invention of this language, with all its implications, gave a new dimension to our literature. It is a language capable of poetry -- Robert Penn Warren
Running all through the book is the sharpest satire on the ante-bellum estimate of the slave * San Francisco Chronicle *
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