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Inhaltsangabe: This is an exquisite leatherbound edition of Mark Twain's masterpiece, first published in 1884. By turns hilarious and heartwarming, this beautiful volume features a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive stained edges and marbled endpapers. Desperate to escape his abusive father and the constraints of the civilised life, young Huck Finn fakes his death and with the help of his slave friend Jim, embarks on a vagabond life rafting down the Mississippi River. Looking out for each other, Huck and Jim forge a bond that protects them from the prejudices and bigotry of their time and place and a society whose rules and regulations seem as perplexing as they are inflexible. By turns hilarious and heartwarming, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", first published in 1884, is considered Mark Twain's masterpiece; this exquisite collectible edition features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive stained edging and decorative marbled endpapers. It's the perfect gift for book-lovers and an artful addition to any home library.
Rezension: Mark Twain's classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, tells the story of a teenaged misfit who finds himself floating on a raft down the Mississippi River with an escaping slave, Jim. In the course of their perilous journey, Huck and Jim meet adventure, danger, and a cast of characters who are sometimes menacing and often hilarious.
Though some of the situations in Huckleberry Finn are funny in themselves (the cockeyed Shakespeare production in Chapter 21 leaps instantly to mind), this book's humor is found mostly in Huck's unique worldview and his way of expressing himself. Describing his brief sojourn with the Widow Douglas after she adopts him, Huck says: "After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and the Bulrushers, and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by and by she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so then I didn't care no more about him, because I don't take no stock in dead people." Underlying Twain's good humor is a dark subcurrent of Antebellum cruelty and injustice that makes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a frequently funny book with a serious message.
Buchbeschreibung Sterling Publishing Nov 2011, 2011. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 218x148x38 mm. Neuware - 312 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781435129726