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Mod Lib Adventures Huckleberry Finn : Modern Library (Hardcover) - Mark Twain

Mod Lib Adventures Huckleberry Finn

Modern Library (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1993
ISBN: 9780679424703
Number Of Pages: 464

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" All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn, " Ernest Hemingway wrote, " It's the best book we've had." A complex masterpiece that has spawned volumes of scholarly exegesis and interpretative theories, it is at heart a compelling adventure story. Huck, in flight from his murderous father, and Nigger Jim, in flight from slavery, pilot their raft thrillingly through treacherous waters, surviving a crash with a steamboat, betrayal by rogues, and the final threat from the bourgeoisie. Informing all this is the presence of the River, described in palpable detail by Mark Twain, the former steamboat pilot, who transforms it into a richly metaphoric entity. Twain's other great innovation was the language of the book itself, which is expressive in a completely original way. " The invention of this language, with all its implications, gave a new dimension to our literature, " Robert Penn Warren noted. " It is a language capable of poetry."

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

The Life of Mark Twainp. v
Prefacep. ix
Noticep. xix
Explanatoryp. xix
Discover Moses and the Bulrushersp. 1
Our Gang's Dark Oathp. 4
We Ambuscade the A-rabsp. 10
The Hair-ball Oraclep. 15
Pap Starts in on a New Lifep. 18
Pap Struggles with the Death Angelp. 23
I Fool. Pap and Get Awayp. 30
I Spare Miss Watson's Jimp. 36
The House of Death Floats Byp. 47
What Comes of Handlin Snake-skinp. 52
They're After Us!p. 55
"Better Let Blame Well Alone"p. 63
Honest Loot from the "Walter Scott"p. 70
Was Solomon Wise?p. 76
Fooling Poor Old Jimp. 80
The Rattlesnake-skin Does Its Workp. 86
The Grangerfords Take Me Inp. 95
Why Harney Rode Away for His Hatp. 104
The Duke and the Dauphin Come Aboardp. 117
What Royalty Did to Parkvillep. 126
An Arkansaw Difficultyp. 135
Why the Lynching Bee Failedp. 145
The Orneriness of Kingsp. 151
The King Turns Parsonp. 157
All Full of Tears and Flapdoodlep. 163
I Steal the King's Plunderp. 171
Dead Peter Has His Goldp. 179
Overreaching Don't Payp. 186
I Light Out in the Stormp. 195
The Gold Saves the Thievesp. 205
You Can't Pray a Liep. 209
I Have a New Namep. 218
The Pitiful Ending of Royaltyp. 224
We Cheer Up Jimp. 232
Dark, Deep-Laid Plansp. 238
Trying to Help Jimp. 245
Jim Gets His Witch Piep. 251
"Here a Captive Heart Busted"p. 258
Tom Writes Nonnamous Lettersp. 265
A Mixed-up and Splendid Rescuep. 270
"Must 'a' Been Sperits"p. 277
Why They Didn't Hang Jimp. 284
Chapter the Last. Nothing More to Writep. 292
Afterwordp. 295
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ISBN: 9780679424703
ISBN-10: 0679424709
Series: Modern Library (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st June 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 11.8  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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