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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

N Tom Sawyer and Life on the Mississippi which are within their limits as good as anything with which one can compare them in Huckleberry Finn; and in other books there are drolleries just as good of their kind But when we find one by a prolific author which is very much superior to all the rest we look for th. Review updated on 16022017Ask 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 Jim he stops regarding the latter as a slave and starts thinking about him as an eual human being There is an obvious anti racist message in the book It also happens to have very funny laugh out loud moments It also contains satirical depiction of some aspects of life in small US cities in the early nineteenth century It contains some very poetic descriptions at times It also has some sad moments It is a classic book which is also still fun to read unlike numerous classics I can think of This is a book which teaches important lessons while still remembering that reading can be fun The book is written in the first person vernacular This is really the only example I can think of where it works It took a genius of Mark Twain to pull it off successfully If an inspiring author who thinks about using first or third person vernacular stumbles upon my review my advice would be do not unless you think your writing talent is on the same level as that of Samuel Langhorne Clemens The author wrote the novel in such a way that it became controversial countless number of times resulting in its banning it from public libraries and censorship One would think people would get over these controversies by now but to nobody s surprise some people still find things in the book to be offended at just take a look at the latest example will try to explain to the easily offended hypocrites why they are wrong in the least brain taxing way possible using simple ASCII artPoint 1 mile v OYou You missed the point by one mileThis gives me an excellent opportunity to talk about limited copyright terms it seems to me we are heading for unlimited extension of copyright Limited copyright term means that regardless of current political climate and resulting censorship we will always have access to a legal unaltered copy of the book as in this case public winsA lot of people do not appreciate the book because they were forced to read it in high school If this was your only reading by all means give it another try to get a fresh prospective In conclusion this novel belongs to a relatively rare category of classics consisting of books that do not feel like you do heavy manual labor while you read them My rating is 45 stars rounded up out of my deepest respect for it PS The original illustrations are excellentPPS Project Gutenberg has a copy with original illustrations


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the only one of Mark Twain's various books which can be called a masterpiece I do not suggest that it is his only book of permanent interest; but it is the only one in which his genius is completely realized and the only one which creates its own category There are pages i. 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 already been used up and I m left behind circumnavigating the islands of elephant dung and getting drunk on Robitussin Same story different day How exactly did I make it through eight total years of high school and undergraduate studies in English without having read any Mark Twain but a brief and forgotten excerpt from Life on the Mississippi Isn t this illegal by now I mean isn t there a clause in the Patriot Act an eleventh commandment a dictate from Xenu Isn t Huckleberry Finn like Romeo and Juliet and To Kill a Mockingbird now an unavoidable teenage road bump between rainbow parties and huffing spray paint Isn t it the role of tedious classic literature to add color and texture to the pettiness of an adolescence circumscribed by status updates muff shaving and shooting each other Or am I old fashioned Let s face it In the greater social consciousness there are two stars of this book 1 the word nigger and 2 the Sherwood Schwartz style ending in which Tom Sawyer reappears and makes even the most casual reader wonder whether he might not be retarded Huckleberry Finn for all his white trash pedigree is actually a pretty smart kid the kind of dirty faced boy you see in his younger years in a shopping cart at Wal Mart being barked at by a monstrously obese mother in wedgied sweatpants and a stalagmite of a father who sweats tobacco juice and thinks the word coloreds is too PC Orbiting the cart filled with generic cigarette cartons tabloids and canned meats are a half dozen kids glazed with spittle and howling like Helen Keller over the water pump but your eyes return to the small sad boy sitting in the cart His gaze imploring suggestive of a caged intellect breaks your heart so you turn and comparison shop for chewing gum or breath mints He is condemned to a very dim horizon and there s absolutely nothing you can do about it so you might as well buy some Altoids and forget about it That boy is the spiritual descendant of Huckleberry Finn The nigger controversy is there still one is terribly inconseuential It almost seems too obvious to point out that this is a firstly a period novel meaning it that occurs at a very specific historical moment at a specific location and b secondly a first person narrative which is therefore saddled with the language perspective and nascent ideologies of its narrator Should we expect a mostly uneducated abused adolescent son of a racist alcoholic who is living in the South before the Civil War to have a respectful intellectually enlightened perspective toward black people Should the character of Huck Finn in other words be ahistorical anachronistic Certainly not if we expect any semblance of honesty from our national literature Far troubling to many critics is the ending of Huckleberry Finn when by a freakishly literary coincidence Huck Finn is mistaken for Tom Sawyer by Tom s relatives who happen to be holding Jim the slave on the run in hopes of collecting a reward from his owners There are all sorts of contrivances in this scenario the likes of which haven t been seen since the golden age of Three s Company which ends with Tom arriving and devising a ridiculously elaborate scheme for rescuing Jim All in all the ending didn t bother me as much as it bothered some essayists I ve read That is it didn t strike me as especially conspicuous in a novel which relies a great deal on narrative implausibility and coincidence Sure Tom Sawyer is something of an idiot as we discover but in a novel that includes faked deaths and absurd con jobs his idiocy seems well placed In the end I suppose the greatest thing I can say about this novel is that it left me wondering what happened to Huck Finn Would his intellect and compassion escape from his circumstances or would he become yet another bigoted abusive father suiring another brood of dirty doomed children around a fluorescently lit Wal Mart

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E peculiar accident or concourse of accidents which made that book possible In the writing of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain had two elements which when treated with his sensibility and his experience formed a great book these two are the Boy and the River – TS EliotEdited for kindle with linked table of conten. 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 Tom Sawyer could easily have been titled The Adventures of an Entitled Little Asshole If Tom had to go through half of what happens to Huck in this story he d be balled up in the corner crying after five minutes The action of Huck Finn is set in motion when Huck s father shows up and decides that he s going to be responsible for his son now the story picks up right where Tom Sawyer left off with Huck and Tom becoming rich hence Finn Sr s sudden involvement in his kid s life Huck s father essentially kidnaps him taking him to a cabin in the middle of nowhere and getting drunk and beating his son Huck escapes by faking his own death and it s awesome and begins traveling up the Mississippi river He runs into Jim a slave who belonged to the Widow Douglas s sister Jim overheard his owner talking about selling him so he decided to run away and try to go north Huck after some hesitation goes with him From this point the structure of the book closely mirrors Don uixote a mismatched pair of companions travels the country having unrelated adventures and comic intervals On their travels Huck and Jim encounter con men criminals slave traders and in the best mini story in the book a family involved in a Hatfields and McCoys like feud with a neighboring clan The story comes full circle when Tom Sawyer shows up and joins Jim and Huck for the last of their adventures and the best part of this is that Tom Sawyer s overall ridiculousness becomes obvious once we see him through Huck s eyes Huck is a great narrator and I think one of the reasons I liked this book than its counterpart was because it s narrated in first person and so Huck s voice is able to come through clearly in every word In addition to the great stories there are also some really beautiful descriptions of the Mississippi river as seen in this passage about the sun rising on the riverThe first thing to see looking away over the water was a kind of dull line that was the woods on t other side you couldn t make nothing else out then a pale place in the sky then paleness spreading around then the river softened up away off and warn t black any but grey you could see little dark spots drifting along ever so far away trading scows and such things and long black streaks rafts sometimes you could hear a sweep screaking or jumbled up voices it was so still and sounds come so far and by and by you could see a streak on the water which you know by the look of the streak that there s a snag there in a swift current which breaks on it and makes that streak look that way and you see the mist curl up off of the water and the east reddens up and the river and you make out a log cabin on the edge of the woods away on the bank on t other side of the river being a wood yard likely and pulled by them cheats so you can throw a dog through it anywheres then the nice breeze springs up and comes fanning you from over there so cool and fresh and sweet to smell on account of the woods and the flowers but sometimes not that way because they ve left dead fish laying around gars and such and they do get pretty rank and next you ve got the full day and everything smiling in the sun and the song birds just going italso that was one single sentence Damn Mark TwainA fun deceptively light series of stories that s funny and sad when you least expect it Well done The List you picked a good one for once why are you still here The review s over Oh I get it You want me to talk about the racism right You want me to discuss how Huck views Jim as stolen property instead of a person and criticize the freuent use of the N Word and say problematic a lot right Well tough titties I m not getting involved in that because it s stupid and pointless and I m just going to let Mark Twain s introduction to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn speak for itself and the work as a whole 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

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10 thoughts on “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    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 rewr

  3. says:

    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

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    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 rig

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    825 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark TwainAdventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885 It is told in the first person by Huckleberry Huck Finn the narrator of two other Twain no

  6. says:

    Review updated on 16022017Ask 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 th

  7. says:

    That is just the way with some people They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about itWhat makes a classic? A uestion I have had to ask myself repeatedly over the last few days after students in Grade 8 received the task to com

  8. says:

    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 a

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    THE Greatest American Novel? Well No wonder the Spanish think themselves superior with their uixote 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 plo

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