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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Enriched Classi Edition
Contributor(s): Twain, Mark (Author)

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ISBN: 0743487575     ISBN-13: 9780743487573
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Binding Type: Mass Market Paperbound - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2004

Annotation: "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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BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Classics
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2005565509
Age Level: 12-14
Grade Level: 7-9
Lexile Measure: 990 HL (High-Low)
Series: Enriched Classics (Pocket)
Physical Information: 1.08" H x 5.12" W x 6.64" (0.51 lbs) 450 pages
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Publisher Description:


Mark Twain's classic adventure story of life on the Mississippi.


- A concise introduction that gives readers important background information

- A chronology of the author's life and work

- A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context

- An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations

- Detailed explanatory notes

- Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work

- Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction

- A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.


Contributor Bio(s): Twain, Mark: - Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens. His humorous tales of human nature, especially The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), remain standard texts in high school and college literature classes. Twain was born and died in years in which Halley's Comet passed by Earth: 1835 and 1910.
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