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The Resource The annotated Huckleberry Finn : Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade), by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) ; edited with an introduction, notes, and bibliography by Michael Patrick Hearn ; illustrated by E.W. Kemble

The annotated Huckleberry Finn : Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade), by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) ; edited with an introduction, notes, and bibliography by Michael Patrick Hearn ; illustrated by E.W. Kemble

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The annotated Huckleberry Finn : Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade)
Title
The annotated Huckleberry Finn
Title remainder
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade)
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) ; edited with an introduction, notes, and bibliography by Michael Patrick Hearn ; illustrated by E.W. Kemble
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Michael Patrick Hearn, author of the national bestseller The Annotated Wizard of Oz, has done equal justice to this great American novel. A Twain literary sleuth and an authority on children's literature, he considers all the literary, social, historical, and autobiographical aspects of Twain's classic tale of Huck and Jim's trip down the mighty Mississippi. In lively and fascinating annotations, Hearn's notes draw on everything from letters, manuscripts, and contemporary newspapers to the author's own frequent revisions and notes, various critical responses to the publication, and much previously unpublished material. The substantial introduction is, in essence, a mini-biography of a book and a man whose real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), and it recounts the novel's remarkably prickly history, resulting in its being banned perhaps more than any other work in American history." "In this new edition, the characters of Hannibal, Missouri, come vividly alive, as if Hearn was steering the raft itself. We encounter, among others, the kindhearted Widow Douglas, the dreaded Miss Watson; the enlightened runaway slave Jim, whom Huck meets on Jackson's Island; an endless parade of thieves, slaveowners, and sheer opportunists; as well as Tom Sawyer and Aunt Sally, whose desire to adopt and "sivilize" Huck propels him to flee to the American West. Likewise, the Mississippi River "emerges as a living force regardless of the vain attempts of men to tame it." Hearn, by illustrating literary and historical themes that we never knew before, demonstrates that Huckleberry Finn did more than merely redefine the "bad-boy's book"; it galvanized and transformed world literature."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
Dewey number
813/.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1305.A2
LC item number
H43 2001
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hearn, Michael Patrick
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Finn, Huckleberry
  • Runaway children
  • Male friendship
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Race relations
  • Boys
  • Mississippi River
  • Missouri
Target audience
adult
Label
The annotated Huckleberry Finn : Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade), by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) ; edited with an introduction, notes, and bibliography by Michael Patrick Hearn ; illustrated by E.W. Kemble
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-480)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
clxv, 480 pages
Isbn
9780393020397
Lccn
2001031507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46792816
  • (Sirsi) o46792816
  • (OCoLC)46792816
Label
The annotated Huckleberry Finn : Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade), by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) ; edited with an introduction, notes, and bibliography by Michael Patrick Hearn ; illustrated by E.W. Kemble
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-480)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
clxv, 480 pages
Isbn
9780393020397
Lccn
2001031507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46792816
  • (Sirsi) o46792816
  • (OCoLC)46792816

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