The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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'We said there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.'

Huck Finn escapes from his alcoholic father by faking his own death and so begins his journey through the Deep South, seeking independence and freedom. On his travels, Huck meets an escaped slave, Jim, who is a wanted man, and together they journey down the Mississippi River. Raising the timeless and universal l issues of prejudice, bravery and hope, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was and still is considered the great American novel.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 20mm | 180g
  • William Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007351038
  • 9780007351039
  • 4,055

About Mark Twain

Mark Twain, geb. am 30.11.1835 in Florida (Missouri). Sein eigentlicher Name ist Samuel Longhorne Clemens. Der Vater starb 1847 und Twain musste im Alter von zwölf Jahren die Schule abbrechen und begann eine Lehre als Schriftsetzer. Mit 17 Jahren ging er nach New York, dann nach Philadelphia, wo er die ersten Reiseskizzen schrieb. Von 1857-60 war er Lotse auf dem Mississippi, nahm am Sezessionskrieg auf der Seite der Konföderierten teil und war 1861 Silbersucher in Nevada. 1864 lebte er in San Francisco, 1866 als Reporter auf Hawaii und 1867 als Reisender in Europa und Palästina. Er gründete einen Verlag, musste aber 1894 Konkurs anmelden und ging auf Weltreise, um mit Vorträgen seine Schulden abzutragen. Mark Twain starb am 21.4.1910 in Redding (Connecticut).
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