The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain (Paperback)

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Description

Huckleberry Finn had a tough life with his drunk father until an adventure with Tom Sawyer changed everything. But when Huck's dad returns and kidnaps him, he must escape down the Mississippi river with runaway slave, Jim. They encounter trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law.

Product Details

Barcode
9780141321097
Department
Books
Released
27 Mar 2008
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
Mark Twain
Darren Shan (Introduction by)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Edition
Reprint
Series
Puffin Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
450
Dimensions
184 x 127 x 38mm (399g)

Annotation

A nineteenth-century boy, floating down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave, becomes involved with a feuding family, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer's aunt, who mistakes him for Tom.

Summary

Huckleberry Finn had a tough life with his drunk father until an adventure with Tom Sawyer changed everything. But when Huck's dad returns and kidnaps him, he must escpe down the Mississippi river with runaway slave, Jim. They encounter trouble at every turn, from floods and gunfights to armed bandits and the long arm of the law. Through it all the friends stick together - but can Huck and Tom free Jim from slavery once and for all? With an inspirational introduction by Darren Shan, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the twenty wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2015.

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Boys & Men
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Library Subject 1
Voyages and travels; Fiction.
Library Subject 2
Runaways; Fiction.
Library Subject 3
Fugitive slaves; Fiction.
Academic Subject 1
Children's Fiction / Classics
Academic Subject 2
Children's Fiction / Action Adventure
Dewey Classification
[Fic]

Author Bio

Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835, Mark Twain spent his youth in Hannibal, Missouri, which forms the setting for his two greatest works, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Trying his hand at printing, typesetting and then gold-mining, the former steam-boat pilot eventually found his calling in journalism and travel writing. Dubbed 'the father of American literature' by William Faulkner, Twain died in 1910 after a colourful life of travelling, bankruptcy and great literary success.

Review Quotes

"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. It's the best book we've had." --Ernest Hemingway