- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 992 KB
- Print Length: 480 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1495250423
- Publisher: Pocket Books; Enriched Classic edition (1 May 2004)
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000FC1Q0G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 2,393 customer ratings
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Enriched Classics) Enriched Classic Edition, Kindle Edition
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Rather than be 'sivilized' by the Widow Douglas, Huckleberry Finn - the grubby but good-natured son of a local drunk - sets off with Jim, an escaped slave, to find freedom on the Mississippi river. With the law on their tail, they navigate a world of robbers, slave hunters and con men, and Huck must choose between what society says is 'right' and his own burgeoning understanding of Jim's friendship and humanity.
Nostalgic and melancholy in equal measure, Huckleberry Finn is a razor-sharp satire of the antebellum South that, despite beginning life as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, is now seen in its own right as one of the most important of all American novels.
This Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by Peter Harness.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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I hadn't read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer so I didn't know what to expect. I thought the writing was brilliant and the characters were well formed. I loved the fact that it was written how they would have spoken, it helps to add to the realism of it all.
Considering the time it was written, it is great to see such a friendship as that between Huck and Jim. However, I did severely dislike Tom Sawyer and don't know how I will make it through that book. I know boys will be boys and children have wild imaginations but I felt that Tom Sawyer's presence just hindered the flow a little.
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it is actually embarrassing. In case you wondering financial institutions in this book are river banks. If Huck is going around something, he is going spherical. If time is mentioned, its mentioned 3 times in a row ( time time time). When there is talk about she, it generally goes: she or he or she or her. If there are problems connected with heart they are cardiovascular cardiovascular heart.
So unless you like cryptic clues while you reading phoneticaly written book, I would not bother
The loss of one star is for the Kindle version, which had an irritatingly large number of words joined together - e.g. 'I tellyouifI catchyoumeddlingwithhimagain' - which you become surprisingly quick at decoding but was a bit wearing.
If you've not read it - now's your chance.
My understanding is that this book was removed from being taught in school on the grounds of racism, which I find utterly bizarre. It is true that throughout the book slaves are referred to using the n***** word, which is obvious distasteful. But the book is a reflection of its time and this word is primarily used by white people to illustrate their bigotry and ignorance. Throughout the book slaves are portrayed as altruistic, considerate, warm-hearted and family orientated, whilst all the fraudsters and violent drunks, including Huck's father, are white.
That aside, this is a very funny book in which Huck gets into all kinds of scrapes along with Jim, a slave he is trying to free.
Personally I found Tom Sawyer the most engaging character despite his late appearance. Indeed, Tom and Huck as a double act come across as a childish precursor for the likes of Morecambe and Wise with Tom and as the daft Eric and Huck as the straighter Ernie.
I wonderfully entertaining and occasionally thought provoking read.
This kindle version is not a correct representative of the book. I have checked with a different version of the book and where some words are the same the sentence structure is completely wrong, along with completely made up words makes for a very confusing read.
I would suggest buying the physical copy or a different kindle version.
My son starts Secondary School this Sept and this is one of the many books recommended. As young ppl do, he finds it somewhat boring but I encourage him to read it as it will be useful for literature etc.