Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : Illustrated Classics
ISBN: 9789383202751 Pages: 240 Size: 197 x 138 mm Format: Hardback Weight: 350 gm.
About The Book
Meet Tom Swayer's best friend, Huckleberry Finn. All Huck wants in his life is adventure. But the well-meaning folks of St Petersburg, Missouri-like Widow Douglas and Judge Thatcher-are determined to 'civilise' him! Bored with his mundane life, Huck runs away and sets off on a whirlwind journey across the River Mississippi with a runaway slave, Jim. And it begins. Huck and Jim embark on their exciting escapade; a trip in which they come across many interesting characters- murderers, con artists, do-gooders and what-nots. But how long will Huck and Jim's luck last? Mark Twain threads together a tale of adventure layered with satire on racism, American way of life and morality in the 19th - century. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a must-read classic.
About Mark Twain
Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain, was America's
most famous literary icon. Born on 30 November 1835, in the town of Florida,
Missouri, he was the sixth child of John and Jane Clemens. Four years after his birth, in 1839,
the Clemens family moved to the town of Hannibal, a developing port city on the banks of the Mississippi. At the age of nine, Twain witnessed the murder of a cattle rancher and when
he turned 10, he saw a slave being struck by a piece of iron by a white overseer. Violence was commonplace and such incidents shaped the writer in him. Twain became the chronicler of hypocrisies and vanities through the
colloquial, raw, and vivid voice of the common folk. Satire and irreverence were the weapons that he
used to deflate the arrogance of the pretentious. In 1865, one of his remarkable short stories about life in a mining camp, Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog, was published in newspapers and magazines, earning him
national acclaim. A few years later, in 1869, The Innocents Abroad was published, and became a
bestseller. This one-of a kind travel book was born out of his five-month sea cruise in the Mediterranean. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn (1884) are among Twain's seminal works. In 1935, Ernest Hemingway remarked, All
modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain died on 21 April 1910.