Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain & E.W. Kemble

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By Mark Twain & E.W. Kemble

  • Release Date: 2010-01-12
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4
4
From 712 Ratings

Description

One of the greatest — and one of the most controversial — novels in American history, complete with the illustrations from the original 1884 printing! What begins as a sequel to Mark Twain's incredibly popular The Adventures of Tom Sawyer grows into an ambitious, sprawling, funny, and uniquely American epic. Huck Finn is a mischievous boy, caught between a confining life with his legal guardian and an abusive life under his drunkard father. So naturally, he fakes his own death, teams up with a runaway slave named Jim, and takes off on a raft down the Mississippi River. The duo's ensuing adventures offer a chance for Twain to satirize the bygone world of the antebellum South, most notably taking a sometimes scathing, sometimes troubling, look at racism. The book remains one of the most essential, and one of the most entertaining, works in American literature.

Reviews

  • Huck Finn

    5
    By Jrupe55
    Awesome!! Great classic!! I think everyone should read this book!
  • Don't like

    1
    By Miyah1022
    THIS IS TOO LONG
  • HUCKLEBERRY FACELIFT

    5
    By Maxapoop
    This is a neat-o book. It's a dandy DOO DAH day of a literature and I'd recommend it to your local taxidermist and or goldfish. Or perhaps a husky dog. 0-0
  • Book is great, but...

    3
    By Rice14
    I like the fact that the original illustrations are included, but the formatting of this version on iBooks isn't the best. This is the only version I've found where the illustrations seem to be re-mastered a bit, but other things are weirdly shown. For example, the dropped capitals at the beginning of chapters sometimes appear on the wrong page, leaving the first word of a chapter to not have a first letter. Other than some really weird formatting, I like this version, and wish there were some way that could be fixed.
  • It's the best in history

    5
    By EDBLUEGRASSTALKSHOW
    It's the best book series in history
  • The adventures of Huck Finn

    4
    By Migueldlt
    Just finished reading this literary classic. I was surprised to see how even after almost 150 years Mark Twain's humor still rings a bell. I must confess that is is uncomfortable at times because of the way the slaves were depicted and treated, as well as the constant use of the dreaded n-word. I would love to share this book with my kids but feel that their little heads might get too confused with reality and the writings of that time. Truly enjoyed it although it was very repetitive in some sections but wonderful writing all around.
  • Cool

    5
    By The big boy123123
    I like your books
  • The great American novel

    5
    By biggie_smallish
    There's nothing else I can say that others haven't said better, but this is truly a wonderful book. I'm glad I can get the "old" version instead of the "new" one (which is political correctness and ignorance run amuk, but I digress). An assault on racism and an exposé of the hypocrisy of Southern "chivalry", this book is THE American novel
  • Huckleberry Finn

    5
    By 12Chiefs98
    GET THIS BOOK AND READ IT. It is amazing. I loved it soooo much. Mark Twain did an excellent job with Rhe Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. I recommend any one of those to anyone. Great story, adventure, life struggles, and friendship. I LOVE IT!!!!
  • School

    1
    By Alkenneh
    I have to read this for school. I have high hopes for it bc I hate reading books that are a waist of time