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The Resource The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Label
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Title
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Statement of responsibility
Mark Twain ; illustrated by E.W. Kemble and John Harley ; editors, Victor Fischer and Lin Salamo with Harriet Elinor Smith and the late Walter Blair
Title variation
  • Huckleberry Finn
  • Huck Finn
  • Adventures of Huck Finn
  • Tom and Huck
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Title variation remainder
Tom Sawyers comrade ...
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Introduction by George Saunders Commentary by Thomas Perry Sergeant, Bernard DeVoto, Clifton Fadiman, T. S. Eliot, and Leo Marx "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn," Ernest Hemingway wrote. "It's the best book we've had." A complex masterpiece that spawned controversy right from the start (it was banished from the Concord library shelves in 1885), it is at heart a compelling adventure story. Huck, in flight from his murderous father, and Jim, in flight from slavery, pilot their raft through treacherous waters, surviving a crash with a steamboat and betrayal by rogues. As Norman Mailer has said, "The mark of how good Huckleberry Finn has to be is that one can compare it to a number of our best modern American novels and it stands up page for page."
Summary
Rather than be 'sivilized' by the Widow Douglas, Huckleberry Finn sets off with Jim, an escaped slave, to find freedom on the Mississippi river. With the law on their tail, they navigate a world of robbers, slave hunters and con men, and Huck must choose between what society says is right and his own burgeoning understanding of Jim's friendship and humanity, in a razor-sharp satire of the antebellum South that is one of the most important of all American novels.
Theme
Tone
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Character
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100460
Cataloging source
DLC
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
Dewey number
813.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
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980
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1942-
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  • Fischer, Victor
  • Bancroft Library
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True
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  • Classic Literature
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
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Tom Sawyer's comrade ...
Label
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f07558dc-a697-4139-885d-3b35bbc47993
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780679642053
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f07558dc-a697-4139-885d-3b35bbc47993
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780679642053
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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