Adventures of Huckleberry Finn



Adventures of Huckleberry Finn This Perennially Popular Norton Critical Edition Reprints For The First Time The Definitive Iowa California Text Of Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, Complete With All Original Illustrations By Edward Windsor Kemble And John Harley The Text Is Accompanied By Explanatory Annotations Contexts And Sources Provides Readers With A Rich Selection Of Documents Related To The Historical Background, Language, Composition, Sale, Reception, And Newly Discovered First Half Of The Manuscript Of Mark Twain S Greatest Work Included Are Letters On The Writing Of The Novel, Excerpts From The Author S Autobiography, Samples Of Bad Poetry That Inspired His Satire Including An Effort By Young Sam Clemens Himself , A Section On The Censorship Of Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Schools And Libraries Over A Hundred Year Period, And Commentary By David Carkeet On Dialects Of The Book And By Earl F Briden On Its Racist Illustrations In Addition, This Section Reprints The Full Texts Of Both Sociable Jimmy, Upon Which Is Based The Controversial Theory That Huck Speaks In A Black Voice, And A True Story, Repeated Word For Word As I Heard It, The First Significant Attempt By Mark Twain To Capture The Speech Of An African American In Print Criticism Of Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Is Divided Into Early Responses Including The First Negative Review And Modern Views By Victor A Doyno, T S Eliot, Jane Smiley, David L Smith, Shelley Fisher Fishkin The Black Voice Thesis , James R Kincaid A Rebuttal Of Fishkin , And David R Sewell Also Included Is Toni Morrison S Moving Personal Introduction To The Troubling Experience Of Reading And Re Reading Mark Twain S Masterpiece A Chronology And Selected Bibliography Are Also Included.

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    After reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I realized that I had absolutely nothing to say about it And yet here, as you see, I have elected to say it anyway, and at great length Reading this novel now, at the age of mumble mumble, is a bit like arriving at the circus after the tents have been packed, the bearded lady has been depilated, and the funnel cake trailers have been hitched to pick up trucks and captained, like a formidable vending armada, toward the auburn sunset All the fun has After reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I realized that I had absolutely nothing to say about it And yet here, as you see, I have elected to say it anyway, and at great length Reading this novel now, at the age of mumble mumble, is a bit like arriving at the circus after the tents have been packed, the bearded lady has been depilated, and the funnel cake trailers have been hitched to pick up trucks and captained, like a formidable vending armada, toward the auburn sunset All the fun has already been used up, and I m left behind circumnavigating the islands of elephant dung and getting drunk on Robitussin Same story, different day How exactly did I make it through eight total years of high school and undergraduate studies in English without having read any Mark Twain but a brief and forgotten excerpt from Life on the Mississippi Isn t this il...

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    This is a rant I found Huckleberry Finn on my bookshelf had been changed to Huckleberry Finn Robotic Edition Some very pc authors and editors took it upon themselves to change the N word to robot They then rewrote the book to take away any mention of humans and to roboticise words such as eye which becomes something like optical device The illustrations have also been changed I have no problem with th...

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    Hemingway said American fiction begins and ends with Huck Finn, and he s right Twain s most famous novel is a tour de force He delves into issues such as racism, friendship, war, religion, and freedom with an uncanny combination of lightheartedn...

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    I about made up my mind to pray and see if I couldn t try to quit being the kind of boy I was, and be better So I kneeled down But the words wouldn t come Why wouldn t they It warn t no use to try and hide it from Him Nor from me, neither I knowed very well why they wouldn t come It was because my heart wasn t right it was because I warn t square it was because I was playing double I was letting on to give up sin, but away inside of me I was holding on to the biggest one of all I wa I about made up my mind to pray and see if I couldn t try to quit being the kind of boy I was, and be better So I kneeled down But the words wouldn t come Why wouldn t they It warn t no use to try and hide it from Him Nor from me, neither I knowed very well why they wouldn t come It was because my heart wasn t right it was because I warn t square it was because I was playing double I was letting on to give up sin, but away inside of me I was holding on to the biggest one of a...

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    Review updated on 16.02.2017.Ask any person anywhere in the world to give an example of a classic book of US literature and it is a safe bet this one will come out among the top three The only reason I am going to mention the plot for such famous book is the fact that I always do it I am not breaking my own tradition in this case So an orphan boy and a runaway slave travel together in Southern US One of the most interesting parts of the book for me was gradual change in Huck s attitude towar Review updated on 16.02.2017.Ask any person anywhere in the world to give an example of a classic book of US literature and it is a safe bet this one will come out among the top three The only reason I am going to mention the plot for such famous book is the fact that I always do it I am not breaking my own tradition in this case So an orphan boy and a runaway slave travel together in Southern US One of the most interesting parts of the book for me was gradual change in Huck s attitude towards Jim he stops regarding the latter as a slave and starts thinking about him as an equal human being There is an obvious anti racist message in the book It also happens to have very funny laugh out lo...

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    THE Greatest American Novel Well No wonder the Spanish think themselves superior with their Quixote, undoubtedly a blueprint for this mischievous Every Boy Huck Finn is the full embodiment of THE American Fantasy mainly that dire misconception that the protagonist of the world is you and that everything gravitates around that essential nucleus Everyone in town thinks Huck dead, and what does he do but follow the tradition of a plot folding unto itself as Don Q finds his story become medi THE Greatest American Novel Well No wonder the Spanish think themselves superior with their Quixote, undoubtedly a blueprint for this mischievous Every Boy Huck Finn is the full embodiment of THE American Fantasy mainly that dire misconception that the protagonist of the world is you and that everything gravitates around that essential nucleus Everyone in town thinks Huck dead, and what does he do but follow the tradition of a plot folding unto itself as Don Q finds his story become medieval pop culture in Part II of that superior novel as he disguises himself as a little girl and tries to squeeze information out of some lady about his myth in the making trek It seems everyone cares for this vagrant, a perpetual Sancho to Tom Sawyer s Quixote, whose redeemable features include a pre transcendental openmindedness and an inclination to live only in the NOW But the narrator, a very unreliable one at that, surrounds himself ...

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    Why have I never read Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn before Was it Twain s copious use of the N word I vaguely recall a primary school teacher abruptly halting a class read aloud session, perhaps because of that Was it the air of earnest solemnity that surrounds so called classics Sheer laziness No matter I ve read it now, and I ll never be the same again Hemingway was right when he said and I m paraphrasing all American literature comes from Huck Finn While it d be entertaining to re Why have I never read Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn before Was it Twain s copious use of the N word I vaguely recall a primary school teacher abruptly halting a class read aloud session, perhaps because of that Was it the air of earnest solemnity that surrounds so called classics Sheer laziness No matter I ve read it now, and I ll never be the same again Hemingway was right when he said and I m paraphrasing all American literature comes from Huck Finn While it d be entertaining to read as a kid, it s evenrewarding to approach as an adult Savour that wonderful opening paragraph and tell me you can t hear Holden Caulfield in the cadences You don t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer but that ain t no matter That book was made by Mr Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth That is nothing I never seen anybody but lied one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the wi...

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    I had to read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in middle school, and I fervently wish that they had made us read Huck Finn instead I mean, I understand why they didn t giving middle schoolers an excuse to throw around racial slurs in a classroom setting is just asking for a lawsuit from somebody s parents , but Huck Finn is better It s smarter...

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