Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain (Paperback)

Dispatched in 8 to 12 working days
Price
142
RRP
R 145
No reviews yet.
Raru User Review Competition: Write a Review and Win! 1 x R500 Raru Voucher up for grabs every month! Details...

Description

Huckleberry Finn and Jim the slave escape their difficult lives by fleeing down the Mississippi on a raft. There, they find steamships, feuding families, an unlikely Duke and King and vital lessons about the world in which they live.

Product Details

Barcode
9780143107323
Department
Books
Released
28 Oct 2014
Supply Source
USA

Book

Authors
Mark Twain
R. Kent Rasmussen (Introduction by)
R. Kent Rasmussen (Contributor)
Azar Nafisi (Foreward By)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Group USA
Language
English
Number of Pages
368
Dimensions
197 x 129 x 16mm (293g)

Annotation

  • "The classic boyhood adventure tale, updated with a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen In recent years, neither the persistent effort to "clean up" the racial epithets in Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn nor its consistent use in the classroom have diminished, highlighting the novel's wide-ranging influence and its continued importance in American society. An incomparable adventure story, it is a vignette of a turbulent, yet hopeful epoch in American history, defining the experience of a nation in voices often satirical, but always authentic"--
  • A feisty young boy fakes his own death to escape his abusive father and heads off down the Mississippi River on a raft with his newfound friend Jim, a runaway slave.

Summary

The classic boyhood adventure tale, updated with a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen and a foreword by Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran and The Republic of Imagination

In recent years, neither the persistent effort to “clean up” the racial epithets in Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn nor its consistent use in the classroom have diminished, highlighting the novel’s wide-ranging influence and its continued importance in American society. An incomparable adventure story, it is a vignette of a turbulent, yet hopeful epoch in American history, defining the experience of a nation in voices often satirical, but always authentic.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Literary
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Boys
Library Subject 2
Male friendship
Library Subject 3
Race relations
Dewey Classification
813

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."
-Ernest Hemingway