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    DescriptionHilariously picaresque, epic in scope, alive with the poetry and vigor of the American people, Mark Twain's story about a young boy and his journey down the Mississippi was the first great novel to speak in a truly American voice. Influencing subsequent generations of writers -- from Sherwood Anderson to Twain's fellow Missourian, T.S. Eliot, from Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner to J.D. Salinger -- "Huckleberry Finn," like the river which flows through its pages, is one of the great sources which nourished and still nourishes the literature of America.


 

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    Title
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Twain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486280615
    ISBN 10: 0486280616
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    DC20: 813.4
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
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    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
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    B&T General Subject: 500
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    DC22: 813/.4
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC043000
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    LC classification: PS1305.A1, PS1305 .A1 1994
    BISAC V2.8: FIC002000, FIC014000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.5.5.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FJ
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    01 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    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. Unabridged Dover (1994) republication of the text of the first American edition, published by Charles L. Webster and Company, New York, 1885. New introductory Note.