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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : The Penguin English Library - Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Penguin English Library

Paperback

Published: 11th May 2012
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'I'm unfavorable to killin' a man as long as you can git around it; it ain't good sense, it ain't good morals. Ain't I right?'

Young Huck Finn fakes his own death to flee from his drunken father and the 'sivilising' influence of the Widow Douglas; the slave Jim wants to escape being sold by his owner. And together the two runaways travel down the Mississippi, encountering feuding families, an unlikely Duke and King, and all manner of adventures.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is Mark Twain's masterpiece. Its sharp conscience sets the standards of the day against a deeper personal morality, and, with an unparalleled comic touch, it became the wellspring for modern American literature: what Hemingway called 'the best book we've had'.

About the Author

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.

ISBN: 9780141199009
ISBN-10: 0141199008
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 11th May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 11.9  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.25