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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Mark Twain, Edited by Peter Coveney, Volume editor Richard Maxwell

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    DescriptionMark Twain's witty, satirical tale of childhood rebellion against hypocritical adult authority, the "Penguin Classics" edition of "The Adventures of Huckleberry 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 the voice and experience of the American frontier as no other work had done before. When Huck escapes from his drunken, abusive 'Pap' and the 'sivilizing' Widow Douglas with runaway slave Jim, he embarks on a series of adventures that draw him to feuding families and the trickery of the unscrupulous 'Duke' and 'Dauphin'. Beneath the exploits, however, are more serious undercurrents - of slavery, adult control and, above all, of Huck's struggle between his instinctive goodness and the corrupt values of society which threaten 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) trained as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi river; 'Mark Twain', a phrase 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 turned to journalism, publishing his first short story in 1865. Dubbed 'the father of American literature' by William Faulkner, Twain led a colourful life of travelling, bankruptcy and great literary success. If you enjoyed "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", you may like Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", also available in "Penguin Classics". "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn...There has been nothing as good since." (Ernest Hemingway). "Huckleberry Finn, like other great works of imagination, can give to every reader whatever he is capable of taking from it." (T.S. Eliot).


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    Title
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Twain, Edited by Peter Coveney, Volume editor Richard Maxwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141439648
    ISBN 10: 0141439645
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FJ
    BIC E4L: THR
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FC, FH
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Ingram Subject Code: CL
    DC21: 813.4
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    DC22: 813.4
    BISAC V2.8: JUV007000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FJ, FH
    Illustrations note
    chronology, notes
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    02 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835. He trained as a river-boat pilot, but turned to journalism after the Civil War, and published his first short story in 1865. He is also the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Peter Coveney was Senior Lecturer in History at Nottingham University and edited George Eliot's Felix Holt for Penguin Classics. Richard Maxwell is Professor of English at Valparaiso University.