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The Annotated Huckleberry Finn :  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) - Michael Patrick Hearn

The Annotated Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

Hardcover Published: October 2001
ISBN: 9780393020397
Number Of Pages: 512

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"All modern American literature comes from one book called Huckleberry Finn," declared Ernest Hemingway. "There was nothing before. There has been nothing good since."

Yet even from the time of its first publication in 1885, Mark Twain's masterpiece has been one of the most celebrated and controversial books ever published in America. No other story so central to our American identity has been so loved and so reviled as Huck Finn's autobiography. Michael Patrick Hearn, author of the national bestseller The Annotated Wizard of Oz, has done equal justice to this great American novel.

A Twain literary sleuth and an authority on children's literature, he considers all the literary, social, historical, and autobiographical aspects of Twain's classic tale of Huck and Jim's trip down the mighty Mississippi. In lively and fascinating annotations, Hearn's notes draw on everything from letters, manuscripts, and contemporary newspapers to the author's own frequent revisions and notes, various critical responses to the publication, and much previously unpublished material.

The substantial introduction is, in essence, a mini-biography of a book and a man whose real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), and it recounts the novel's remarkably prickly history, resulting in it being banned perhaps more than any other work in American history.

In this new edition, the characters of Hannibal, Missouri, come vividly alive, as if Hearn was steering the raft itself. We encounter, among others, the kind Widow Douglas; the dreaded Miss Watson; the enlightened runaway slave Jim, whom Huck meets on Jackson's Island; an endless parade of bandits, slaveowners, and sheer opportunists; as well as Tom Sawyer and Aunt Sally, whose desire to adopt and "sivilize" Huck propels him to flee to the American West. Likewise, the Mississippi River "emerges as a living force regardless of the vain attempts of men to tame it."

Hearn, by illustrating literary and historical themes that we never knew before, demonstrates that Huckleberry Finn did more than merely redefine the "bad-boy's book"; it galvanized and transformed world literature. This handsomely designed volume, crafted by award-winning book designer Jo Anne Metsch, presents the novel as Mark Twain wrote it, illustrated with all 175 original illustrations by E. W. Kemble in sepia. These are supplemented by rare photographs, drawings, prints, cartoons, maps, the suppressed "obscene" plate, and other Kemble designs, some previously unpublished?ll of which are wonderfully integrated with the text to bring out the intricacies of Twain's enchanting work.

The Annotated Huckleberry Finn is a landmark edition of an American classic that will further insure Twain's importance for generations to come.

Introduction to The Annotated Huckleberry Finnp. xiii
Adventures of Huckleberry Finnp. 1
p. 9
Civilizing Huck
Miss Watson
Tom Sawyer Waits
p. 9
The Boys Escape Jim
Tom Sawyer's Gang
Deep-laid Plans
p. 27
A Good Going-over
Grace Triumphant
"One of Tom Sawyer's Lies"
p. 47
Huck and the Judge
p. 53
Huck's Father
The Fond Parent
p. 59
He Went for Judge Thatcher
Huck Decides to Leave
Political Economy
Thrashing Around
p. 71
Laying for Him
Locked in the Cabin
Sinking the Body
p. 79
Sleeping in the Woods
Raising the Dead
Exploring the Island
Finding Jim
Jim's Escape
p. 97
The Cave
The Floating House
p. 104
The Find
Old Hank Bunker
In Disguise
p. 110
Huck and the Woman
The Search
Going to Goshen
p. 120
Slow Navigation
Borrowing Things
Boarding the Wreck
The Plotters
Hunting for the Boat
p. 130
Escaping from the Wreck
The Watchman
p. 137
A General Good Time
The Harem
p. 144
Huck Loses the Raft
In the Fog
Huck Finds the Raft
p. 152
A White Lie
Floating Currency
Running by Cairo
Swimming Ashore
p. 165
An Evening Call
The Farm in Arkansaw
Interior Decorations
Stephen Dowling Bots
Poetical Effusions
p. 183
Col. Grangerford
The Testament
Recovering the Raft
The Woodpile
Pork and Cabbage
p. 201
Tying Up Day-times
An Astronomical Theory
Running a Temperance Revival
The Duke of Bridgewater
The Troubles of Royalty
p. 224
Huck Explains
Laying Out a Campaign
Working the Campmeeting
A Pirate at the Camp-meeting
The Duke as a Printer
p. 240
Sword Exercise
Hamlet's Soliloquy
They Loafed Around Town
A Lazy Town
Old Boggs
p. 254
Attending the Circus
Intoxication in the Ring
The Thrilling Tragedy
p. 264
Royal Comparisons
Jim Gets Homesick
p. 273
Jim in Royal Robes
They Take a Passenger
Getting Information
Family Grief
p. 281
Is It Them?
Sing the "Doxolojer"
Awful Square
Funeral Orgies
A Bad Investment
p. 291
A Pious King
The King's Clergy
She Asked His Pardon
Hiding in the Room
Huck Takes the Money
p. 301
The Funeral
Satisfying Curiosity
Suspicious of Huck
Quick Sales and Small Profits
p. 310
The Trip to England
"The Brute!"
Mary Jane Decides to Leave
Huck Parting with Mary Jane
The Opposition Line
p. 322
Contested Relationship
The King Explains the Loss
A Question of Handwriting
Digging Up the Corpse
Huck Escapes
p. 334
The King Went for Him
A Royal Row
Powerful Mellow
p. 338
Ominous Plans
News from Jim
Old Recollections
A Sheep Story
Valuable Information
p. 349
Still and Sunday-like
Mistaken Identity
Up a Stump
In a Dilemma
p. 358
A Nigger Stealer
Southern Hospitality
A Pretty Long Blessing
Tar and Feathers
p. 367
The Hut by the Ash-hopper
Climbing the Lightning Rod
Troubled with Witches
p. 374
Escaping Properly
Dark Schemes
Discrimination in Stealing
A Deep Hole
p. 384
The Lighting Rod
His Level Best
A Bequest to Posterity
A High Figure
p. 391
The Last Shirt
Mooning Around
Sailing Orders
The Witch Pie
p. 399
The Coat of Arms
A Skilled Superintendent
Unpleasant Glory
A Tearful Subject
p. 407
Lively Bed-fellows
The Straw Dummy
p. 414
The Vigilance Committee
A Lively Run
Jim Advises a Doctor
p. 423
The Doctor
Uncle Silas
Sister Hotchkiss
Aunt Sally in Trouble
p. 432
Tom Sawyer Wounded
The Doctor's Story
Tom Confesses
Aunt Polly Arrives
"Hand Out Them Letters"
Chapter the Lastp. 442
Out of Bondage
Paying the Captive
Yours Truly, Huck Finn
"Jim and the Dead Man"p. 447
The "Raft Episode"p. 452
An Unpublished Chapter
"Give Us a Rest"
The Corpse-Maker Crows
"The Child of Calamity"
They Both Weaken
Little Davy Steps In
After the Battle
Ed's Adventures
Something Queer
A Haunted Barrel
It Brings a Storm
The Barrel Pursues
Killed by Lightning
Allbright Atones
Ed Gets Mad
Snake or Boy?
"Snake Him Out"
Some Lively Lying
Off and Overboard
Bibliographyp. 471
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ISBN: 9780393020397
ISBN-10: 0393020398
Series: The Annotated Books
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: October 2001
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 23.0  x 4.7
Weight (kg): 1.89
Edition Number: 1