- Lexile Measure: 590 (What's this?)
- Series: Bantam Classic
- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Classics; Reprint edition (March 1, 1981)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553210793
- ISBN-13: 978-0553212266
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.7 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3,408 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Bantam Classic) Reprint Edition
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A seminal work of American Literature that still commands deep praise and still elicits controversy, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is essential to the understanding of the American soul. The recent discovery of the first half of Twain's manuscript, long thought lost, made front-page news. And this unprecedented edition, which contains for the first time omitted episodes and other variations present in the first half of the handwritten manuscript, as well as facsimile reproductions of thirty manuscript pages, is indispensable to a full understanding of the novel. The changes, deletions, and additions made in the first half of the manuscript indicate that Mark Twain frequently checked his impulse to write an even darker, more confrontational book than the one he finally published. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Publishers Weekly
Considered the first great American novel, part of Finn's charm is the wisdom and sobering social criticism deftly lurking amongst the seemingly innocent observations of the uneducated Huck and the even-less-educated escaped slave, Jim. William Dufris's voice, unpretentious and disarming, like the book's main characters, seems the perfect armature on which to hang this literary strategy. Although he does an expert job with the entire cast, Dufris's delivery of Jim's dialogue is his crowning achievement. Out of context, Dufris's Jim might sound mocking and racist, due to his expert delivery of Twain's regional vernacular. Ignorance and intelligence, however, are not mutually exclusive, and taken as a whole, Jim's mind and heart come shining through, allowing the listener to reflect on their own assumptions. Tantor Media includes the entire text as a digital e-book on the final CD, a wise and thoughtful move in a market with swift and changing currents.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I would recommend trying another edition for Kindle, and staying far away from this one. The long introductions and explanations and footnotes would have been very nice to have, too.
While the description of the book suggests that they don't shy away from the controversial language of the original novel, but that's not quite true in two respects: first, they don't drop the "N"-bomb at all, which is fine because you still know what's up, and second, they take out Twain's vernacular spelling in favor of more conventional spelling (e.g. "Yo' ole father doan' know yit what he's a-gwyne to do" becomes "Your old father don't know yet what he's a-going to do"), in the interest of making the text more accessible to younger or struggling readers. More advanced readers could locate the same passage in the original text and do a compare-and-contrast exercise.
To access the free audiobook, you are required to sign up to "Gumroad," which also plugs an app. However, by the time you finally get the text link to download the audio, it is to the Librivox version of the book which is accessible for free, without purchase, from the Librivox website.
I know it's only a dollar, but you're better off getting one of the truly free Kindle versions of Huck Finn and downloading the audiobook from Librivox yourself.
Please note that this is NO reflection on the book, which I have not read or listened to yet, but I fully expect to be fiver star. The first part of the audiobook sounds excellent too - just don't waste your money. If you want this edition for the illustrations, go for it!
As others have commented -- the text itself is a true classic, the template for the "Great American Novel" -- but this free Kindle edition is missing several pages. I honestly think it is a shame that Amazon has not corrected this, as it does a disservice to first-time readers, including the students of the world, to miss out on key passages from a literary work like this. C'mon Amazon, it's about quality control. Please actually read the reviews on your products and respond to consumer demand, as several people before me have already commented on this, and this should be an easy fix.
Otherwise, were this text in good shape (the Tom Sawyer portion at least seems intact), it is well worth downloading if they ever get it fixed. Also note that you can find this text (legally) for free already on the internet, if you need to make up for this product's shortcomings and find the parts you missed.
Amazon, remember -- the Kindle is only as good as its products, despite its great potential (and I do love it). Don't leave students and readers of the world hanging with mistakes like this on such an important American work, and one that you know millions of American 11th graders will be downloading on an annual basis.
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