The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
ISBN: 1565118138
EAN13: 9781565118133
Language: English
Pages: 0
Edition: "; 3 Hours on 3"
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 5.00" L x 6.00" W
Format: Compact Disc
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Book Overview
First published in 1884, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a masterpiece of world literature. Narrated by Huck himself in his artless vernacular, it tells of his voyage down the Mississippi with a runaway slave named Jim. As the two journey downstream on a raft, Huck's vivid descriptions capture the sights, smells, sounds, and rhythms of life on the great river. As they encounter traveling actors, con men, lynch mobs, thieves, and Southern gentility, his shrewd comments reveal the dark side of human nature. By the end of the story, Huck has learned about the dignity and worth of human life and Twain has exposed the moral blindness of the respectable slave-holding society in which he lives. Huckleberry Finn was Twain's greatest creation. Garrison Keillor approaches it with the respect and affection it deserves. This is an abridgement of Mark Twain's book, keeping the parts I loved as a boy Huck's story, the big river at night, the boasting of the raftsmen, the Duke and the Dauphin, the lynching, the feud and lopping off the last third of the book, where Tom Sawyer comes in and makes a big production of freeing Jim. I had Huck free him instead. If you enjoy the reading, I am sure Mr. Twain will forgive me. Garrison Keillor