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Read eBook Ò The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Paperback Á Mark Twain î [Epub] ❧ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Author Mark Twain – A nineteenth century boy from a Mississippi River town recounts his adventures as he travels down the river with a runaway slave enA nineteenth century boy from a Mississippi River town recounts his adventures as he 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

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Two scoundrels pretending to be royalty and Tom Sawyer's aunt who mistakes him for To 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 it’s even rewarding to approach as an adult Savour that wonderful opening paragraph and tell me you can't hear Holden Caulfield in the cadences You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer; but that ain’t no matter That book was made by Mr Mark Twain and he told the truth mainly There was things which he stretched but mainly he told the truth That is nothing I never seen anybody but lied one time or another without it was Aunt Polly or the widow or maybe Mary Aunt Polly – Tom’s Aunt Polly she is – and Mary and the Widow Douglas is all told about in that book which is mostly a true book with some stretchers as I said before Everything to come is in those opening lines penned in that distinct nearly illiterate yet crudely poetic voice You get a sense of Huck’s humility compared to Tom Sawyer’s braggadocio; his intelligence; a cute postmodern nod to the author; the idea that storytelling contains “stretchers” but can also tell “the truth”; and the fact that everyone lies including Huck Especially Huck He gets into so many tight spots that part of the joy is wondering how he’ll get out of themThe outlines of the plot should be familiar Huck a scrappy barely literate boy flees his abusive alcoholic father by faking his death and travelling the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers with Jim an escaped slave on a raftHuck's gradual awakening to Jim's plight is subtle and touching never sentimental In a sense the book chronicles his growing conscience And the colourful characters he and Jim meet and the adventures they have add up to a fascinating at times disturbing look at a conflicted pre Civil War nationWe meet a Hatfields vs McCoys type situation; a group of rapscallions who put on a vaudeville style act and try to fleece rubes; a scene of desperation and danger on a collapsed boat We witness greed anger and most of the other deadly sins – all from a little raft on the Mississipi And before the midway point we see the toll that a cruel joke can have on someone’s feelingsTo a contemporary reader some of the humour can feel a little forced and the gags do get repetitive particularly when Huck’s savvier better read friend Tom enters the sceneAnd then comes a passage like this When I got there it was all still and Sunday like and hot and sun shiny; the hands was gone to the fields; and there was them kind of faint dronings of bugs and flies in the air that makes it seem so lonesome and like everybody's dead and gone; and if a breeze fans along and uivers the leaves it makes you feel mournful because you feel like it's spirits whispering – spirits that's been dead ever so many years – and you always think they're talking about YOU Wow You can see hear and feel what he's describing Hard to believe this was written than 150 years agoIn the book's closing pages Huck tells us this If I’d a knowed what a trouble it was to make a book I wouldn’t a tackled it and ain’t a going to no Well gosh Huck it war worth all yer trouble We’re darn glad you dunnit Yessir

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The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnTravels down the river with a runaway slave encountering a family involved in a feud I about made up my mind to pray; and see if I couldn't try to uit 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 suare; 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 make my mouth say I would do the right thing and the clean thing and go and write to Jim's owner and tell where he was; but deep down in me I knowed it was a lie and He knowed it You can't pray a lie I found that outIt was a close place I took it up and held it in my hand I was a trembling because I'd got to decide forever betwixt two things and I knowed it I studied a minute sort of holding my breath and then says to myself 'All right then I'll go to Hell' and tore it up