All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn Ernest Hemingway Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Intended at first as a simple story of a boy s adventures in the Mississippi Valley a sequel to Tom Sawyer the book grew and matured un All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn Ernest Hemingway Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Intended at first as a simple story of a boy s adventures in the Mississippi Valley a sequel to Tom Sawyer the book grew and matured under Twain s hand into a work of immeasurable richness and complexity More than a century after its publication, the critical debate over the symbolic significance of Huck s and Jim s voyage is still fresh, and it remains a major work that can be enjoyed at many levels as an incomparable adventure story and as a classic of American humor.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn Ernest Hemingway Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel none has a better claim than
After reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I realized that I had absolutely nothing to say about it And yet here, as you see, I have elected to say it anyway, and at great length Reading this novel now, at the age of mumble mumble, is a bit like arriving at the circus after the tents have been packed, the bearded lady has been depilated, and the funnel cake trailers have been hitched to pick up trucks and captained, like a formidable vending armada, toward the auburn sunset All the fun has al [...]
This is a rant I found Huckleberry Finn on my bookshelf had been changed to Huckleberry Finn Robotic Edition Some very pc authors and editors took it upon themselves to change the N word to robot They then rewrote the book to take away any mention of humans and to roboticise words such as eye which becomes something like optical device The illustrations have also been changed I have no problem with this, but I do have two major issues with this edition.The first problem is with the librarians wh [...]
Hemingway said American fiction begins and ends with Huck Finn, and he s right Twain s most famous novel is a tour de force He delves into issues such as racism, friendship, war, religion, and freedom with an uncanny combination of lightheartedness and gravitas There are several moments in the book that are hilarious, but when I finished the book, I knew I had read something profound This is a book that everyone should read.
I about made up my mind to pray and see if I couldn t try to quit being the kind of boy I was, and be better So I kneeled down But the words wouldn t come Why wouldn t they It warn t no use to try and hide it from Him Nor from me, neither I knowed very well why they wouldn t come It was because my heart wasn t right it was because I warn t square it was because I was playing double I was letting on to give up sin, but away inside of me I was holding on to the biggest one of all I was trying to m [...]
Review updated on 16.02.2017.Ask any person anywhere in the world to give an example of a classic book of US literature and it is a safe bet this one will come out among the top three The only reason I am going to mention the plot for such famous book is the fact that I always do it I am not breaking my own tradition in this case So an orphan boy and a runaway slave travel together in Southern US One of the most interesting parts of the book for me was gradual change in Huck s attitude towards J [...]
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THE Greatest American Novel Well No wonder the Spanish think themselves superior with their Quixote, undoubtedly a blueprint for this mischievous Every Boy Huck Finn is the full embodiment of THE American Fantasy mainly that dire misconception that the protagonist of the world is you and that everything gravitates around that essential nucleus Everyone in town thinks Huck dead, and what does he do but follow the tradition of a plot folding unto itself as Don Q finds his story become medieval pop [...]
Why have I never read Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn before Was it Twain s copious use of the N word I vaguely recall a primary school teacher abruptly halting a class read aloud session, perhaps because of that Was it the air of earnest solemnity that surrounds so called classics Sheer laziness No matter I ve read it now, and I ll never be the same again Hemingway was right when he said and I m paraphrasing all American literature comes from Huck Finn While it d be entertaining to read as a kid [...]
I had to read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in middle school, and I fervently wish that they had made us read Huck Finn instead I mean, I understand why they didn t giving middle schoolers an excuse to throw around racial slurs in a classroom setting is just asking for a lawsuit from somebody s parents , but Huck Finn is better It s smarter, it s funnier, and Huck s adventures stay with you a lot longer than Tom s, because Huck s experiences were richer and interesting, whereas The Adventures of [...]
One of my absolute favourite books, which I have read multiple times A major classic If at all possible, get an edition with the original illustrations.___________________________________ Expanded review based on conversation with JORDAN Here in Switzerland, l affaire du mot N hasn t quite had the high profile it s received on its home territory In fact, I m embarrassed to admit that I hadn t even heard of it until Jordan gave me a few pointers earlier today So, no doubt all this has been said b [...]
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I really quite enjoyed this well written satire of slavery era America I reads a lot like a Dickens novel, very episodic and with a youthful protagonist I ll put aside the fact that Huck Finn may be the most annoying character in all of literature and say that this is a great American classic for a reason It s captivating, it s funny, and it s never boring While it may not have aged very well, it s still an important text that covers a time when America was in its adolescent stage.
3.5 There warn t no home like a raft, after all I mean, at the beginning there s a notice that reads Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot How am I supposed not to fall in love, pray tell This book swarms with key issues of Twain s today s America world , all properly backed up by irresistible humour and irony As I ve said elsewhere before, The Adventu [...]
Pretty good, kinda silly but I think that is what Twain was going for 3.5 stars.Twain is the king of the Yarn Huckleberry Finn is a collection of outlandish tales all with lies and trickery at their heart At the time of its release I am sure it became a bible for scoundrels and mischevious teens.This book is controversial, and even frequently banned, because of its portrayal of black slaves and the use of the N word I venture into shaky ground here by offering my opinion as I am white, but I don [...]
Review4 out of 5 stars to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, one of the Great American Novels by Mark Twain published in 1884 I ve actually read this book twice once as a 14 year old and again in college as part of my many American English courses My interpretations have expanded with the second read, but it s still at the core, a very profound book worth reading at least once in a lifetime.Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer appear in a few of Twain s novels, but it is in this one where Huck truly become [...]
Having never so much as fingertipped a Twain until this moment, in the last rattle of my twenties, this caustic racial satire packaged as a rootin tootin Boys Own romp proved a pleasant surprise, rather like some other late in the game experiences in my life, such as listening to Tom Waits for the first time, discovering the movies of Werner Herzog, and having a proper relationship with a woman who turned out not to be an asexual narcissist I include the last bit to shock regular viewers used to [...]
I had mixed feelings about this book.On the one hand, it s clear that Mark Twain was progressive for his day, satirizing the topsy turvy morals of the slavery era south His heroes are two people at the bottom rung of the social ladder a runaway slave, and the son of the town drunk Though they re not valued by society, they turn out to be the two most honorable characters of the book And I appreciated the questions it raised, about how we construct our own sense of morality in the context of broa [...]
More mature and longer than its cousin, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn remains an incredible kid s story of initiation and adventure Yes, there is some racial stereotypes in the depiction of Jim, but let s give Mark Twain the benefit of the doubt that he is trying to tell a good story and is sympathetic to the anti slavery movement An amazing tale that has not aged a bit
2016 RE READI read this when I was like ten or something and all I remembered was that it was one of my favorites Here I am, 26 years later, having read it again, and loving it perhaps than I did then I don t remember Mark Twain being so damn hilarious I mean I was in hysteria I was laughing so hard I had to cover my mouth a few times when I burst out laughing when I was reading next to my sleeping beauty I liked this so much that I bought a hard copy I plan to read it again and again I was so [...]
I used to hate this book when I was younger, but I m glad I gave it another chance because there s so much to it than I initially realized, and it s such an unforgettable and funny novel.
Huck Finn is miles weightier than Tom Sawyer, and it s almost the Great American Novel it s called Tom Sawyer was all fun and games Don Quixote, as he points out himself, all adventures and adventures Huck Finn s a different person he s concerned with doing the right thing He spends most of the novel helping a runaway slave escape, and he brilliantly represents a person judging the morals of society against the morals he s come up with himself, and ending up in the right place That s why Huck F [...]
Now, how in the nation is a body going to start this review Well, I ll be ding busted I usually don t like reading colloquial prose style, accented dialogue and dialects All too often they require additional effort to decipher and are just plain irritating However, I have to make an exception for Mark Twain because he does it better than anybody else I can think of There is never any confusion about the meaning and his colloquial narrative style and dialogue add a great deal of humour, charm and [...]
I ve readThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn many times first as a teenager, then as a young man in college and until last week, as a thirty something adult Each reading brought new insights about Twain s take on the American experience He created unforgettable and timeless characters, the likes of which still exist from sea to shining sea Drifting down the Mississippi River with Huck and Jim is a sublime experience Twain captures the majesty and serenity of the river and uses it as a powerful me [...]
Very funny children s book with great lessons Great being an understatement.My earliest memory of this book was when I was in third year high school My eldest brother who was already in college was vacationing at home One day, he asked my other older brother who was in fourth year high school to read this book aloud to him I think this was to coach my other older brother on his accent because he was to enter college in the city and join my eldest brother People in our province pronounce words di [...]
For some reason, I ve delayed reading this book for many years Actually, I started it a few times but couldn t get past the language the use of the n word and the dialect This time I stuck it out and I m so glad I did.Huck Finn is a combination boy s adventure story and biting social critique Huck is an abused child who runs away with Jim, a slave The outline of the story is probably known to everyone but the writing is vivid and the anxiety about Jim s getting to freedom intense And Huck is str [...]
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer opened the door to this book, my favorite of the two I ve never been a fan of the leader of the pack, I ve always been drawn to the quieter buddy Not the buddy that blindly follows but the thinking man, the one that sits back to watch and learn from the things he sees before him.I adore Huck for how he handles the life lessons that have been dealt to him and those around him At first he is afraid to stand on his own two feet, quick to yes sir and do what isn t always [...]
This was a wonderful experience, re reading Huck s adventures after many years away from the book On this second reading, so much spoke to me the poetry in the descriptions of the time on the river, Twain s obvious love of his young character Huck Finn, the wonderful characters of all stripes and the picture of the time with Twain s twist of course Huck s struggles with what he perceives as right and wrong are so wonderfully written and, of course, so satirical for the reader, as he deals with t [...]
I remember being terribly bored by this book I also remember having a very incompetent teacher in 10th grade English Maybe if I re read it I d find it better I doubt I ll re read it though.