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    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 P.C 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 inconsequential 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 squiring another brood of dirty, doomed children around a fluorescently lit Wal Mart


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    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 rewrote the book to take away any mention of humans and to roboticise words such as eye which becomes something like optical device The illustrations have also been changed I have no problem with this, but I do have two major issues with this edition.The first problem is with the librarians who think think this is close enough to the original that it should be combined and therefore share the ratings of Mark Twain s original book There was a long discussion in the librarian thread where some librarians thought it was essentially the same book, perhaps most So it was combined and the edition of the book I read was changed to that one I DID NOT read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Robotic Edition This robot edition was a Kindle book Think about it and the danger of these authors If this is acceptable and it is to a lot of the librarians, why not politically correct Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie oh she s been done already It was 10 Little N words, then 10 Little Indians, now it s Then there were 10, lol Sooner or later print books will be in used bookshops, research libraries and old people s houses They will become not books to be read but collector s items For reading it will be the ebook where changes can be easily and instantaneously made.And if politically correcting everything becomes policy then the whole publishing world will follow and your children will never know the original story that Mark Twain wrote They will never understand how N word people were treated and that is my second issue with this pc book.They will never know that Jim, a grown man would not normally be expected to hang out with 13 year old boys, kowtowed to Tom and Huckleberry not just because they all liked each other, but because he was not free, he was a slave, property, and was subject to the usual treatment of property He could be ordered to do anything no matter how stupid or harmful, he could be sold or mistreated not even for punishment but just because he had no human rights whatsoever Changing N people to robots negates all this Yes it is politically acceptable to Whites but how would a Black person feel having their history taken away from them This is not pc as much as sanitising history and is wrong on every level And it was done by the authors to make it easier for White teachers to teach this important book is it important if it is about robots though without engendering awkward discussions about race, slavery, why some people have rights and others are property which has also meant the book is on many banned school lists Do you find this acceptable A lot of GR librarians don t see a damn thing wrong with it But I do See Fahrenheit 451 edited 27 Jan 2018


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    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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    I about made up my mind to pray and see if I couldn t try to quit 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 square 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.


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    Review updated on 16.02.2017.Ask 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 equal 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 art Point 1 mile v OYou _ _ _ _ You missed the point by one mile This 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 wins.A 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 4.5 stars rounded up out of my deepest respect for it P.S The original illustrations are excellent.P.P.S Project Gutenberg has a copy with original illustrations.


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    That is just the way with some people They get down on a thing when they don t know nothing about it What makes a classic A question I have had to ask myself repeatedly over the last few days, after students in Grade 8 received the task to come to the library and check out a classic to read There was a list with the usual suggestions, but students ventured out and started to explore shelves, and then came to me with a wide range of books, repeating the question Is this a classic Why did I turn down the diary of a wimpy kid, they wanted to know, and accept Huckleberry Finn, even though it was so much harder to understand, and also, they had heard it was racist All good questions, and I was careful not to give a too categorical answer The last thing I wanted was for them to make the connotation that a classic is a boring must, while a good book is what the teachers and librarians would refuse.Difficult.I found myself talking about the Count of Monte Cristo and Voldemort, about Tom Sawyer and Oliver Twist in comparison to Harry Potter, and I made a case for trying to get through parts of Huckleberry Finn even though the language is challenging, mainly because it contains exactly the message that people become unfair when they don t know nothing about it.I found myself talking about discovering other times, other societies, other ideas of justice and hierarchy, and I talked about living in the mind of someone other than oneself Imagine Huckleberry on that raft on the Mississippi, I said Imagine him being in a conflict between the values he was taught and the humanity he discovered together with his fellow human, who happened to be a black man in distress Which concept of life would be stronger Imagine a situation in which you would have to make a choice between what you are taught and what you perceive That s interesting , a student said.Another one replied Yeah, but it really is racist too And I thought That makes a classic A book that can still inspire discussions in a school library some 135 years after its initial publication So, dear Harry, I hope that in the year 2133, some librarian will tell students that you are a classic hero, still worthy of their attention, even though your worldview may seem a bit dated and out of touch with their perception of reality And just imagine all the Voldemorts we will have had to fight to make sure there are still school libraries and reading kids by then To Huck and Harry


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    825 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark TwainAdventures of Huckleberry Finn or, in recent editions, The Adventures 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 novels Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective and a friend of Tom Sawyer It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. 1994 1328 1349 1348 308 1387 383 9789648223408 1393 368 9786009418879 19 1345 312 1377 416 1389 443 9789640013182 1362 394 1370 394 1370 394 1364 255 1366 380 1372 136 1390 1379 228 1375 228 1385 1390 397 9786009109746 1391 59 9786005550078 1392 175 9789645680440 1394 336 9786002517029 177


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    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 them.The 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 raft.Huck 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 nation.We 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 feelings.To 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 scene.And 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 quivers 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 ago.In 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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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn download Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, read online Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, kindle ebook Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 511b06ef4932 A Nineteenth Century Boy From A Mississippi River Town Recounts His Adventures As He Travels Down The River With A Runaway Slave, Encountering A Family Involved In A Feud, Two Scoundrels Pretending To Be Royalty, And Tom Sawyer S Aunt Who Mistakes Him For Tom