The Adventures of. Huckleberry. Finn. (Tom Sawyer's Comrade) by. Mark Twain name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter. That. Most of the ADVENTURES in this book really happened. One or two were my own experiences. The others were experiences of boys in my school. Huck Finn. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.
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Free illustrated PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. With over illustrations. Mark Twains classic tale concerns young Huckleberry Finn who runs away from home. He. Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in. Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page Page
Next The embedded audio player requires a modern internet browser. You should visit Browse Happy and update your internet browser today! And so it makes it so rotten difficult to get up a difficult plan. You got to invent ALL the difficulties. Now look at just that one thing of the lantern. Why, we could work with a torchlight procession if we wanted to, I believe.
Now, whilst I think of it, we got to hunt up something to make a saw out of the first chance we get. You CAN get up the infant-schooliest ways of going at a thing. Who ever heard of getting a prisoner loose in such an oldmaidy way as that? I wish there was a moat to this cabin. He had forgot me and everything else. He had his chin in his hand, thinking. And what would you want to saw his leg off for, anyway? More books you might like: Excerpt: YOU don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter.
That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly.
There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. That is nothing. I never seen anybody but lied one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybe Mary. Aunt Polly—Tom's Aunt Polly, she is—and Mary, and the Widow Douglas is all told about in that book, which is mostly a true book, with some stretchers, as I said before.
Now the way that the book winds up is this: Tom and me found the money that the robbers hid in the cave, and it made us rich. We got six thousand dollars apiece—all gold. It was an awful sight of money when it was piled up.
Well, Judge Thatcher he took it and put it out at interest, and it fetched us a dollar a day apiece all the year round—more than a body could tell what to do with.
The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out. I got into my old rags and my sugar-hogshead again, and was free and satisfied. Tom is a romantic, insensitive representative of the society Huck dislikes. His tendency is to take control, romanticize, and exaggerate all situations.
Tom bases his expertise in adventures on the many pirate and robber books he has read. Later, in Chapter 3, Tom mentions Don Quixote as a model of the romantic novels. Ironically, Cervantes was satirizing romantic adventure stories in this work much the same as Twain does in this work.
Obviously, Tom was unaware of the satiric nature of the novel, but Twain was not. Unlike the playful humor of Tom Sawyer, the humor of Huck Finn is bitter satire using the hypocrisy, violence, and squalor in the society that Twain observed.
This meaning, of course, is wrong, but, as in the greater society, because the group believes it to be true, it becomes their truth, and the rest of their action is based on this error, a serious subject matter undercut by humor. Critical Commentaries: Chapter 2 27 Glossary the quality word used by the South to describe aristocracy, five-center piece monetary equivalent of a nickel.
Nickels were not minted until after the Civil War. Miss Watson explains to Huck that, through prayer, he can have anything he wants. She makes Huck pray for the next few days, and Huck does not understand why the fishhooks he prays for never arrive.
During this time, Huck is told that his father, Pap Finn, has been found drowned in the river. Because the body was floating on his back, the superstitious Huck does not believe it is Pap and worries that the violent Pap will show up again. The Tom Sawyer Gang disbands because the only adventure they have is attempting to rob a Sunday-school picnic.
Commentary In Chapter 3, the practical Huck again struggles to understand religion. When Miss Watson tells Huck he can receive anything he wants through prayer, the literal Huck believes he can receive fishing gear.
Through Huck, Twain is exploring his own reservations about religion and its ties to the institution of slavery. It is not incidental that it is Miss Watson who owns Jim and not the Widow Douglas, and Huck continues to question religion and the rules of his society.
Critical Commentaries: Chapter 3 29 Chapter 3 continues to establish Tom and Huck as contrasting characters.
This approach serves Huck well throughout the novel. Glossary hived robbed. To protect the reward money from Pap, Huck goes to see Judge Thatcher and tries to persuade Judge Thatcher to take the money for his own. Because Jim is rumored to have the ability to do magic, Huck asks him if he can predict what Pap will do and where he will stay. Jim says that there are two angels hovering over Pap—one white and one black—and he does not know which way Pap will decide to live his life.
Jim also says that, just like Pap Finn, Huck has two angels over him, trying to help him decide the right path. When Huck returns to his room that night, he finds Pap waiting for him. He knows that Pap is inspired only by whisky or greed, and if Huck is poor, perhaps Pap will leave him alone.
Moreover, the subtle threat of abuse underscores the theme of a chaotic and violent environment after the Civil War, an environment that Huck cannot entirely avoid despite his plans and cunning. Critical Commentaries: Chapter 4 31 Chapter 4 continues to document that Huck and Jim are superstitious and are products of their society and their circumstances. Jim warns Huck to stay away from the water because it is his fate to be hanged.
Glossary irish potato the common white potato; so called because extensively cultivated in Ireland. After the initial shock, Huck decides Pap is too disheveled to be a threat. Pap immediately notices how clean Huck is in comparison and then begins a tirade about Huck attending school and trying to be more of a man than his father. Pap is unable to get any money, except when he takes a dollar or two directly from Huck. Although the widow wants to raise Huck, Pap convinces a new judge that he has changed and will start a life free from alcohol and sin.
When the widow tells Pap to stop loitering around her house, Pap kidnaps Huck and takes him upriver to the Illinois shore.
But as in Chapter 4, the threats are laced with the realization that Huck has been beaten by Pap before. Huck stays captive for the next couple of months and begins to enjoy his old life, free from manners, education, and religion. Pap exudes bigotry and hate.
The irony, however, is more painful than it is humorous because it symbolizes a common racist attitude built on ignorance and insecurity.