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Though some of the situations in Huckleberry Finn are funny in themselves (the cockeyed Shakespeare production in Chapter 21 leaps instantly to mind), this book's humor is found mostly in Huck's unique worldview and his way of expressing himself. Describing his brief sojourn with the Widow Douglas after she adopts him, Huck says: "After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and the Bulrushers, and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by and by she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so then I didn't care no more about him, because I don't take no stock in dead people." Underlying Twain's good humor is a dark subcurrent of Antebellum cruelty and injustice that makes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a frequently funny book with a serious message.
Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a classic book. I read it as a child, so just enjoyed it as an adventure tale. The boys really went through some wild one too. Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I think Twain is better in his short quotes than in a book; at least, this book. It was fun for a while, but then was too repetitive and he drags out some sections until it becomes... Read morePublished 7 days ago by ZenYogini
you guyssss. I just couldn't get into it. I was so confused. I love reading. I read all the time. I love books. I just couldn't even get through this. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Logan
I used passages as the devotionals for a church group travelling to Natchez. It is a powerful message.Published 12 days ago by Brenda Geise
The book was exactly what it was described to be and was in excellent shape.Published 13 days ago by Melissa Hanna