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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: Mark Twain
ISBN-13: 9780451519122
ISBN-10: 0451519124
Publication Date: 7/1/1959
Pages: 288
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Signet Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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A must read! Everyone should experience this classic.
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This would get kids hooked on reading..........it did me!
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If you haven't read this, you haven't lived!!
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I had read it when I was younger and wanted to read as a adult. Just wonderful Mr Twain sure knew how to write. Just picks you up and sets you down in a different time. I could feel the heat, feel the river and so enjoyed it.
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While this book is considered a classic against not only slavery, but the stupidity of humanity, I'm not certain it isn't overrated. That said, Mark Twain's insightful and well-placed barbs do provide amusement and a stinging critique of society post-Civil War. I also like it just because people have tried to ban it.
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This is a Treasury of Illustrated Classics condensed version of the book.
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This is the New York Post Family Classics Library Edition.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twains sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, became an instant success in the year of its publication, 1884, but was seen by some as unfit for children to read because of its language, grammar, and "uncivilized hero." The book has sparked controversy ever since, but most scholars continue to praise it as a modern masterpiece, an essential read, and one of the greatest novels in all of American literature. Twains satiric treatment of racism, religious excess, and rural simplicity and his accuracy in presenting dialects mark Huck Finn as a classic. His unswerving confidence in Hucks wisdom and maturity, along with the well-rounded and sympathetic portrayal of Jim draw readers into the book, holding them until Hucks last words rejecting all attempts to "sivilize" him.
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1. Each year I try to make sure that at least one of the books I read has achieved the status of classic. This years choice was Huckleberry Finn, the timeless (one of the marks of a classic) coming of age story that also fits into the picaresque category in that it is an adventure tale about a hero with a rather shady past who comes from a bad family, lacks traditional values, isnt always honest and sets off on a journey with a sidekick. Thats Huck, all right. Timeless classics like this one earn that distinction for other reasons as well. Not only does Huckleberry Finn reveal something about the historical era in which it was set, but it also passes the test of time because it deals with universal themes and issues that have to do with the complexities, the heartbreak and the joy of being human. Love, and loyalty as well as betrayal and forgiveness are all there in the relationship between Huck and Jim, and the characters they meet on their trip down the Mississippi are each a portrait of some aspect of human nature (not necessarily the most uplifting!) Huckleberry Finn has been accused of being a rascist novel a criticism I find difficult to understand since it seems to me that Twains purpose in writing it was to expose and condemn rather than go along with attitudes about blacks that were so prevalent at the time the novel was written. My only criticism of the novel has to do with the last part when Tom Sawyer appears upon the scene. It seems like from that point on the focus shifts away from Huck and Jim and on to a character who has very little if anything to do with both the story and what it stands for. Somehow it just didnt feel right and I cant help but wonder what Twains purpose was.
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a sequel of sorts. First came The Adventures of Tom Sawyer which Huckleberry Finn was a character in just as Tom Sawyer was in this one. In this adventure Huckleberry runs away from his alcoholic father and along the way runs into a slave Jim, who is trying to gain his freedom. As they stop in towns along the river they always seem to run into trouble.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was more enjoyable to read on my own then it was to read for school. Huck definitely has a original imagination to get them through all the hijinks they go through.

I felt that by the Tom Sawyer showed up the book could and probably should have ended. Many of the people in the town were pretty gullible to believe Huck, Tom and other characters like the Duke or King.

An Interesting read. Not sure I understand why it is a classic except that is by Mark Twain. I could see the authors humor throughout the book, which he was known for.
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The adventures of a young boy traveling down the Mississippi River with an escaped slave
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This is a great coming of age book and I enjoyed reading it in school.
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If contemporary readers can put themselves back into a different time period, this is a fascinating visit to a very different era. Twain's struggles with his contemporary social attitudes are evident throughout the book.
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A classic adventure tale that can be read on many levels, social history, humor, philosophy of life....
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My copy is hardcover, 180 pgs.
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This is an excellent book by Mark Twain. The story delves further into the character introduced in Tom Sawyer. In Twain's impeccable way, the reader will be transported back in time to experience life on the might Mississippi. Perfect reading for children and adults.
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Read it... Loved it!
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Everyone should read this book!
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Huckleberry Finn is a classic.
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Mark Twain will take you back to the slow and lazy days of the old south. He will carry your imagination to the Great Mississippi, the Steam Boat and the people who traveled that busy waterway. You will also get a taste of the separation of Blacks and Whites of that day as well as the differences of the haves and the have nots of the Whites in that time period and in the South. This book will hold you spell bound.
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One minute you are on a peaceful holiday, on a ferry crossing San Francisco Bay. Then there is a crash in the fog--a daring rescue--and you wake up waterlogged on the deck of a schooner under full sale. "Turn around and take me back to land !" you say. "I'll make it worth your while." The Captain of the Sea Wolf just laughs. "We're on our way to the arctic to kill seals," he says. "And I'm short one man." He points at a corpse on the deck. He throws you some rags. And puts you to work. And you are about to find out what it's like to be a slave to the cruelest master on the high seas...
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The classic. Must read for most schools. Turns out to be an interesting story in itself worthy of 2 movies. Follow Buck on his quest for happiness.
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Terror on the Seas!
A deadly sea monster, as long as aafootball field, is ramming and sinking ship. Is it a monster squid- or an enormous-horned sea unicorn? No one knows for sure.
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a true classic. I passed it on to my son and grandchildren
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I guess this particular story has engendered more pros and cons than other classics have. But laying all that aside, it is a great adventure with some really important thoughts. A brief biography of Samuel Clemens closes this book.
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I f you have never read this book- do so now. This is truely a masterpice of American literature!
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Great Characters and Great Adventure Keeps you wondering what Huck is going to do next!!! Aunt Polly tries to keep Tom in line and help Huck some too. Great Book!!!
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Complete and Unabridged. I have read this story several times, and never seem to tire of it.
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A classic. A book that should be read by every American.
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I love this book. Part of school curriculum for me originally, as for so many, but I have read it over and over since then. Twain's masterpiece.
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I'm in agreement with Michelle F. Read banned books! This is a classic that has been enjoyed by generations.
andrewsdm5 avatar reviewed The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on
Reading Mark Twain always makes me want to be a kid again. This is a great adventure story.
ChokolatteJedi avatar reviewed The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on + 39 more book reviews
I loved that we see this tale through the eyes of a young boy, complete with his speach style and outlook on the world. A good book that I would recomend to anyone interested in US history of the period, coming of age stories, or just adventure mixed with wit and humor.
mwelday avatar reviewed The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on + 148 more book reviews
the classic tale...a must read if you've never gotten around to it :)
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Bought used so the cover is a little worn and a small tear on the cover. All of the inside pages are in perfect condition though and other than the cover the book is in good condition.
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The book is pretty thick and wordy - it is probably unabridged; however, the chapters are only one or two pages and there are plenty of black and white illustrations.
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A real classic, great book.
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Banned book. "They" are trying to alter the book to be more politically correct. What can we learn from history if all the uglies are glossed over? Truly a classic that should be read by all.
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"Brutalized by man's crule greed, a dog must seek his savage legacy"
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classic Mark Twain
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Good book
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Another classic which is sometimes a required "read" for high school students.
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Treasury of Illustrated Classics
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The ISBN 1559029838 was used by Wal-Mart to publish a series of classic books.

Since the PBS database cannot link multiple titles to a single ISBN, hand-enter your book to the PBS inventory if your book has a different title.
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A classic...one of my all time favorites
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I heard the book was good, but I saw the movie first, so it threw me off.
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A classic tale of adventure by Jack London.This book remains timeless.
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He has no mother, his father is a brutal drunkard, and he sleeps in a hogshead. He's Huck Finn, a homeless waif, a liar and theif on occasion and a casual rebel against respectability. But on the day that he encounters another fugitive from trouble, a runaway slave named Jim, he also finds for the first time in his life love, acceptance and a sense of responsibility. And it is in teh exciting and moving story of these two outcasts fleeing down the Mississipp on a raft, that a wonderful metamorphosis occurs. The boy nobody wants becomes a human being with a sense of his own destiny and the courage to choose between violating the code of conventional and betraying the person who needs him most. Rich in color, humor and adventurous frontier experience of the Mississippi, this great novel vividly recreates the world, the people and the language that Mark Twain knew and loved from his own years on the riverboats.
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American classic.
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A classic, what more can I say?
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Good book
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Excellent!
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Classic Mark Twain story
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This ISBN 1559029838 is not Huckleberry Finn but is a book titled THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE by STEPHEN CRANE
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A classic!
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This is the Vintage 1962 Edition.
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Treasury of Illustrated Classics hardback for kids in good condition. Still has price tag on cover.
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The world's most advance commercial dirgble on a flight over Antarctica carrying cargo and passengers on a routine trip South America to Australia, but now the airship's destination is no longer clear. Word has come over the radio that a catclysmic accidental nuclear exchange has both and ended World War 111 in a matter of hours. And now every man and woman aboard Airship Nine knows that they are humanity's last hope.
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'Cordially hated and dreaded by all the mothers of the town because he was idle, and lawless, vulgar, and bad - and because all their children admired him so', Huckleberry Finn, the fourteen-year-old son of the town drunkard, joins runaway slave Jim on an exciting journey down the mighty Mississippi River on a raft.
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my book has a coffee stain on the first few pages but other than that perfect.