SparkNotes: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
But when Tom Sawyer comes into the novel, Huck changes. Essentially, Huck and Jim have been running away from nothing. Many critics, including American novelist Jane Smiley , believe that by slapping on a happy ending, Twain was ignoring the complex questions his book raises. The objections are usually over the n-word, which occurs over times in the book.
Others say that the portrayal of African Americans is stereotypical, racially insensitive, or racist. In , Stephen Railton, a professor at the University of Virginia, published a version of the book that replaced that offending word with slave. Soon after appeared The Hipster Huckleberry Finn , where the word was replaced with hipster. I wrote Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn for adults exclusively, and it always distresses me when I find that boys and girls have been allowed access to them.
The mind that becomes soiled in youth can never again be washed clean; I know this by my own experience, and to this day I cherish an unappeasable bitterness against the unfaithful guardians of my young life, who not only permitted but compelled me to read an unexpurgated Bible through before I was 15 years old. None can do that and ever draw a clean sweet breath again this side of the grave.
Ask that young lady—she will tell you so. Most honestly do I wish I could say a softening word or two in defense of Huck's character, since you wish it, but really in my opinion it is no better than those of Solomon, David, Satan, and the rest of the sacred brotherhood. If there is an unexpurgated Bible in the Children's Department, won't you please help that young woman remove Huck and Tom from that questionable companionship?
Take the pledge at howlifeunfolds. BY Joy Lanzendorfer. Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons. Huckleberry Finn first appears in Tom Sawyer. Huckleberry Finn may be based on Mark Twain's childhood friend. It took Mark Twain seven years to write the book. Emmeline Grangerford is a parody of a Victorian poetaster. Many consider Huckleberry Finn the first American novel. Many people consider the end of the book to be a bit of a cop-out. The book is frequently banned. Thank you. You have a wonderful talent.
- "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Twain: BerkeleyX Book Club | edX;
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- According to Tom Sawyer, why must Jim's escape be so elaborate??
Reviewer: Jim - January 28, Subject: bad not that good. I could listen to your narration all day. Thanks for making my Motorway driving so much more pleasant. September 13, Thanks! I enjoyed it. I appreciate readers like you.
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Your time our enjoyment. Reviewer: Mila, St. I'm sure the author would love your reading, many thanks. You have a great reading voice an did a fine job yo surely did.
Thanks for this book! As a student it is incredibly helpful to hear the story. It fits right in with Realistic Fiction.
I wish we could listen to the book and read at the same time. However, I would give a 5 star rating. Thank you so much for all who made this possible! Reviewer: Kandice - April 14, Subject: Reader Mark Smith who read this delightful book is the best male reader I have ever listened to.
I could listen to him all day! Thank you Mark! Reviewer: Angel - March 16, Started listening to this right after finishing Tom Sawyer and I have to say I had a really swell time with it. Although I felt it dragged on a tad bit, overall I can see why this is an American classic. Kudos to the narrator for doing a superb job capturing the characters and the mood.
Thank you to all who worked to make it possible. It was always one of my fravorite books and you should listen to it. This was super awesome story. Except for 2 things. The use of the N word. It is hard to listen to in public because of n word. But that was the time frame.
It is racist. September 11, Subject: Great Book! Huck and Jim experience life as a series of tableaus as the river sweeps them through small towns on their way South.
At each stop, Huck engages his talent for mixing fact with bald-faced lies to endlessly get himself out of situations… and of course, putting him into others! The facts of how black people were treated in this period give Huck and Jim their license for life on the run. Huck and Jim have run-ins with desperados and family feuds and even manage to get run down by a steamboat.