Revel in Huck Finn's adventure on the Mississippi River in this American masterpiece by Mark Twain.
"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called 'Huckleberry Finn'." - Ernest Hemingway
A favorite among young readers and adults alike, Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, first published in 1884, is considered to be the author's masterpiece, as well as one of the best American novels ever written.
In order to escape his abusive father, Huckleberry Finn fakes his own death. He meets up with the runaway slave Jim, and the two begin a new, carefree life on a raft traversing the Mississippi River. Despite their travels bringing them more trouble than expected and the fear of being returned to their old lives, Huck Finn and Jim form a bond that helps protect them from the judgments of a hypocritical society that claims to value civilization even as it benefits from the horror of slavery.
Many readers see Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as a children's book because Huck is a boy. However, the book's moral themes and metaphors are relevant for almost any age and situation. Huck rejects his Aunt Sally's attempts to protect him in favor of the entering the unknown wild. He simply values his own personal freedom and sense above all else - a quintessential American trait.
Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed, clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Steven Frye.
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Rediscover the classic American tale or join Tom Sawyer's adventures on for the first time.
A favorite among young readers and adults alike, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, first published in 1876, is considered to one of the great novels about American adolescence along with its sequel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Tom Sawyer is a young orphan living with his half brother Sid at their Aunt Polly's house. A bad apple in school, he resists all efforts at correction, except when it comes to courting the lovely Becky Thatcher. Along with his buddy Huck Finn, Tom fools around, plays practical jokes and causes trouble--until the day when the two witness a murder.
Many readers see The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as a children's book, however there are shades to this tale that even adults who return to the story may have missed.
Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed, clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Sarah Kerman.