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The adventures of Huckleberry Finn [electronic resource] / Mark Twain.

By: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Contributor(s): Prichard, Michael (Michael J.) | Books on Tape, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2002ISBN: 9781415953600 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book); 1415953600 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book).Subject(s): Finn, Huckleberry (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Mississippi River -- Fiction | Runaway children -- Fiction | Male friendship -- Fiction | Fugitive slaves -- Fiction | Race relations -- Fiction | Missouri -- Fiction | Boys -- FictionGenre/Form: Adventure fiction. | Humorous fiction. | Bildungsromans. | Audiobooks.Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 813/.4 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title Read by Michael Prichard.Summary: Twenty years after the end of the Civil War, Twain started work on an antislavery novel. But he was incapable of writing a mere tract and gave us instead the unforgettable Huckleberry Finn. It is by turns rollicking, dark, satirical, and just plain outrageous. Huck is sick and tired of the civilizing influence of the Widow Douglas, not to mention regular beatings from his father, a drunk. So he and Jim, a runaway slave, set off on their great adventure: floating to freedom on a Mississippi raft. The Mississippi of Twain's day was another frontier: a place to lose your identity, to start over, to make your fortune. Thus the story remains as fresh and compelling for us today as it did when it was first published more than 100 years ago.
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Read by Michael Prichard.

Duration: 11:07:59.

Twenty years after the end of the Civil War, Twain started work on an antislavery novel. But he was incapable of writing a mere tract and gave us instead the unforgettable Huckleberry Finn. It is by turns rollicking, dark, satirical, and just plain outrageous. Huck is sick and tired of the civilizing influence of the Widow Douglas, not to mention regular beatings from his father, a drunk. So he and Jim, a runaway slave, set off on their great adventure: floating to freedom on a Mississippi raft. The Mississippi of Twain's day was another frontier: a place to lose your identity, to start over, to make your fortune. Thus the story remains as fresh and compelling for us today as it did when it was first published more than 100 years ago.

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Other editions of this work

The adventures of Huckleberry Finn / by Twain, Mark, ©1986
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn / by Twain, Mark, ©1994
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn / by Twain, Mark, ©1996

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