Refiguring Huckleberry Finn

Author by : Carl F. Wieck
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Georgia Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Description : Much about Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is ageless, yet its author was completely immersed in the age in which he wrote. Refiguring “Huckleberry Finn” looks at ways that contemporary American culture and history influenced the formation of Mark Twain’s masterwork. It also shows how the novel reflects Twain’s deep investment in what Carl F. Wieck calls “an open-minded, unbiased perception of the wellsprings of the American spirit.” Clearly, Twain knew the Mississippi River and its people well. With Frederick Douglass, William Dean Howells, Ulysses S. Grant, and John Hay (Abraham Lincoln’s personal secretary) among his friends, Twain also knew America. That understanding, Wieck shows us, is richly evident in Huckleberry Finn by the ways Twain explored themes of justice, rights, knowledge, and truth; engaged with the ideas of Douglass, Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson; and expressed concern over the public discourse on race and equality. In addition, in discussions that range from number play in the novel to the symbolic potential of the Mississippi’s awesome, one-way flow, Wieck looks closely at Twain’s storytelling craft. Filled with new and challenging insights, Refiguring “Huckleberry Finn” reintroduces us to one of our greatest novels and one of our finest novelists.


Cliffscomplete Mark Twain S The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Author by : Mark Twain
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 36
Total Download : 672
File Size : 55,6 Mb
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Description : In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete Adventures of Huckleberry Finn offers insight and information into a work that's rich both dramatically and thematically. Every generation since its publication has been able to identify with some of the novel's themes, including freedom, society versus conscience, and greed. Follow the Mississippi River adventures of this mischief-making Huck Finn and the runaway slave Jim—and save valuable studying time—all at once. Enhance your reading of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with these additional features: A summary and insightful commentary for each chapter Bibliography and historical background on the author, Mark Twain A look at 18th-century life and society Coverage of Twain's writing and the reaction to the novel A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Review questions, a quiz, discussion guide, and activity ideas A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Web sites Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!


The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Author by : Mark Twain
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 50
Total Download : 606
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Description : 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. Enriched eBook Features Editor R. Kent Rasmussen provides the following specially commissioned features for this Enriched eBook Classic: * Chronology * Filmography and Stills from the 1920 Silent Film Huckleberry Film * Contemporary Reviews of Huckleberry Finn * Further Reading * Online Mark Twain Resources and Places to Visit * Photos of Mark Twain Sites and First Edition Frontispiece * Selection of E.W. Kemble’s Illustrations for the First Edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and John Harley’s Illustrations for the First Edition of Life on the Mississippi * Enriched eBook Notes The enriched eBook format invites readers to go beyond the pages of these beloved works and gain more insight into the life and times of an author and the period in which the book was originally written for a rich reading experience.


Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Author by : Mark Twain
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Description : This new edition of Huckleberry Finn, based on the recently discovered original handwritten manuscript, is destined to become the standard of this American classic. The volume inclues a discussion by Professor Victor Doyno, President of the Twain Circle and the author of a definitive book about the composition of this great novel, who will also conduct interviews across the country. Illustrations. (Literature)


Huckleberry Finn Antidote To Hate

Author by : Nicholas Wolfson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Total Read : 64
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Description : Huck, Jim and Tom are American immortals. They resonate in the popular culture and, at the same time, provoke the continual concern and interest of intellectuals in the academic community. When the book was first published, and for years thereafter, many critics complained about the baleful influence the delinquent Huck, with his use of bad language, and skepticism about religion, would have on good God fearing American White boys. They did not sufficiently focus on the issue of race raised by the book. . In recent decades many scholars and educators have severely criticized the book as a bigoted tract that portrays a subservient Jim and repetitively uses the N word. This book answers those more recent concerns. It demonstrates the toughness and humanity of Jim. Professor Wolfson points out how Jim educates Huck and treats him with love. He sets forth the ways in which Jims fundamental humanity awakens Huck to the degradation of his surroundings and leads him to the famous Chapter where Huck resolves to go to hell rather than betray Jim.


Huck Finn S America

Author by : Andrew Levy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 74
Total Download : 674
File Size : 48,9 Mb
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Description : A provocative, deeply researched investigation into Twain's writing of Huckleberry Finn challenges basic understandings to argue its reflection of period fears about youth violence, education, pop culture and parenting. 35,000 first printing.


Mark Twain And The Novel

Author by : Lawrence Howe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 63
Total Download : 392
File Size : 46,7 Mb
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Description : This book provides a fresh look at Twain's major novels such as Life on the Mississippi, Huckleberry Finn and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.


Cliffscomplete The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Author by : Mark Twain
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cliffs Notes
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 85
Total Download : 787
File Size : 46,9 Mb
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Description : In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete Adventures of Huckleberry Finn offers insight and information into a work that's rich both dramatically and thematically. Every generation since its publication has been able to identify with some of the novel's themes, including freedom, society versus conscience, and greed. Follow the Mississippi River adventures of this mischief-making Huck Finn and the runaway slave Jim — and save valuable studying time — all at once. Enhance your reading of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with these additional features: A summary and insightful commentary for each chapter Bibliography and historical background on the author, Mark Twain A look at 18th-century life and society Coverage of Twain's writing and the reaction to the novel A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Review questions, a quiz, discussion guide, and activity ideas A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Web sites Streamline your literature study with all-in-one help from CliffsComplete guides!


The Cambridge Companion To Mark Twain

Author by : Forrest G. Robinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 33
Total Download : 625
File Size : 51,5 Mb
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Description : The Cambridge Companion to Mark Twain offers new and thought-provoking essays on an author of enduring preeminence in the American canon. Accessible enough to interest both experienced specialists and students new to Twain criticism, the essays examine Twain from a wide variety of critical perspectives, and include timely reflections by major critics on the hotly debated dynamics of race and slavery perceptible throughout his writing. The volume includes a chronology of Twain's life and a list of suggestions for further reading.


Mark Twain S The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Author by : Harold Bloom
Languange : en
Publisher by : Chelsea House Pub
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 85
Total Download : 922
File Size : 46,8 Mb
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Description : Presents a collection of critical essays on the novel that analyze its structure, characters, themes, and portrayal of race issues.