The adventures of Huckleberry Finn /
by Mark Twain. Illus. by Donald McKay.
An Illustrated junior library ed. --
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 1948, (1983 printing).
431 p. illus. (part col.)
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New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 1948, (1983 printing).
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2000-02-01:
With at least six unabridged recordings of Huckleberry Finn already available, what can another recording possibly offer that is new? The answer is plenty. For starters, this is apparently the only set of tapes to include a long passage known as the "raft chapter," which Twain reluctantly removed from the book's first edition. Restoration of that passage not only repairs the novel's disrupted continuity, it adds a specimen of 19th-century Southwestern humor and some of the most outrageous boasting ever preserved in print. It's a delight made all the more so by Patrick Fraley's reading, performed in a way never attempted before: in the voice of a teenage Huck, the story's narrator. Along the way, he gives individual voices to more than 100 characters. This type of reading can be a gamble; if it fails, the results may be unlistenable. However, Fraley succeeds brilliantly, adding dimensions not possible in standard readings. This masterpiece will make an ideal addition to any audio collection and is essential for libraries patronized by young readers.--R. Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Choice on 1989-05:
No other American writer has been served so competently or so successfully in the publication of sound texts as has Samuel L. Clemens by the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library of the University of California in Berkeley. Eleven volumes in the Mark Twain Papers are in print, and this is the eighth in the "Works of Mark Twain" series. Like the others, it is a model of modern textual scholarship, but it represents as well a special peak of accomplishment. Not only are we given the first soundly edited text of Twain's American masterpiece Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, produced by a team of editors headed by the dean of Twain scholars, Walter Blair, but a cornucopia of material to enlighten everyone about the origins and composition of the text, including illustrations, maps, explanatory notes, a glossary, textual notes, and five appendixes of such documentary material as the author's working notes, his revisions for public readings, and contemporary advertisements for the book's publication. Everything that scholars, students, and readers will ever want to know seems to be here. This and the other volumes are essential purchases for libraries of all levels. -M. T. Inge, Randolph-Macon College
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Revered by all of the town's children and dreaded by all of its mothers, Huckleberry Finn is indisputably the most appealing child-hero in American literature. Unlike the tall-tale, idyllic world of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is firmly grounded in early reality. From the abusive drunkard who serves as Huckleberry's father, to Huck's first tentative grappling with issues of personal liberty and the unknown, Huckleberry Finn endeavors to delve quite a bit deeper into the complexities-both joyful and tragic of life. @declineofwesternsiv Seems like soon as a fella comes into a bit o' money, everyone comes out of the woodworks after'n it. These ladies wants to sivilize me? More like reverse gold-dig my fame and fortune. @FencinTom: Get me outta here! From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
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Recounts the adventures of a young boy and an escaped slave as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft.
Table of Contents
I Discover Moses and the Bulrushersp. 1
Our Gang's Dark Oathp. 7
We Ambuscade the A-rabsp. 16
The Hair-Ball Oraclep. 23
Pap Starts In on a New Lifep. 29
Pap Struggles with the Death Angelp. 36
I Fool Pap and Get Awayp. 46
I Spare Miss Watson's Jimp. 56
The House of Death Floats Byp. 72
What Comes of Handlin' Snakeskinp. 78
They're After Us!p. 84
"Better Let Blame' Well Alone"p. 95
Honest Loot from the "Walter Scott"p. 106
Was Solomon Wise?p. 114
Fooling Poor Old Jimp. 121
The Rattlesnake Skin Does Its Workp. 130
The Grangerfords Take Me Inp. 143
Why Harney Rode Away for His Hatp. 156
The Duke and the Dauphin Come Aboardp. 174
What Royalty Did to Parkvillep. 187
An Arkansaw Difficultyp. 200
Why the Lynching Bee Failedp. 214
The Orneriness of Kingsp. 223
The King Turns Parsonp. 232
All Full of Tears and Flapdoodlep. 241
I Steal the King's Plunderp. 252
Dead Peter Has His Goldp. 264
Overreaching Don't Payp. 274
I Light Out in the Stormp. 288
The Gold Saves the Thievesp. 302
You Can't Pray a Liep. 308
I Have a New Namep. 322
The Pitiful Ending of Royaltyp. 331
We Cheer Up Jimp. 342
Dark, Deep-laid Plansp. 351
Trying to Help Jimp. 362
Jim Gets His Witch Piep. 370
"Here a Captive Heart Busted"p. 380
Tom Writes Nonnamous Lettersp. 390
A Mixed-up and Splendid Rescuep. 398
"Must 'A' Been Sperits"p. 407
Why They Didn't Hang Jimp. 417
Chapter the Last: Nothing More to Writep. 429
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