Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain (Hardcover)

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Description

A pocket hardback edition of Mark Twain's classic novel of the American South

Product Details

Barcode
9781509827992
Department
Books
Released
6 Jun 2017
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Mark Twain
Peter Harness (Afterword)
Peter Harness (Introduction by)
Binding
Hardback
Publisher
CRW PUBLISHING
Series
Macmillan Collector's Library
Language
English
Number of Pages
360
Dimensions
157 x 105 x 18mm (202g)

Summary

  • Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn began life as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer but is now seen in its own right as one of the most important of all American novels. Rather than be 'sivilized' by the Widow Douglas, Huckleberry Finn and Jim, an escaped slave, set off to find freedom on the Mississippi. Their adventures teach them much about the society in which they live, and the book combines an exuberant sense of nostalgia with subtle undertones of adult melancholy.

    With an afterword by Peter Harness.

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Children's Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Action & Adventure
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Satire
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 4
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
BISAC Subject 5
Juvenile Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
BIC Classification 2
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Adventure stories
Library Subject 2
Male friendship
Library Subject 3
Mississippi River
Dewey Classification
813.4

Author Bio

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in Missouri in 1835. Early in his childhood, the family moved to Hannibal, Missouri - a town which would provide the inspiration for St Petersburg in Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. When he started writing in earnest in his thirties, he adopted the pseudonym Mark Twain (the cry of a Mississippi boatman taking depth measurements, meaning 'two fathoms'), and a string of highly successful publications followed. His later life, however, was marked by personal tragedy and sadness, as well as financial difficulty. In 1894, several businesses in which he had invested failed, and he was declared bankrupt. Over the next fifteen years he saw the deaths of two of his beloved daughters, and his wife. Increasingly bitter and depressed, Twain died in 1910, aged seventy-four.