Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Paperback – March 1, 2019
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
About the Author
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I've been enjoying this book, but I noticed a misprint on page 116. At the end of chapter XXII, it ends with, "...The bills said:".
In hopes of finding the missing text, I read the chapter from an e-book and found the missing text, see below. This is important text that must be included. I was unable to locate where to report misprints so I made this review in hopes that they see it and fix the issue for future readers.
" AT THE COURT HOUSE! FOR 3 NIGHTS ONLY! The World-Renowned Tragedians DAVID GARRICK THE YOUNGER! AND EDMUND KEAN THE ELDER! Of the London and Continental Theatres, In their Thrilling Tragedy of THE KING'S CAMELEOPARD, OR THE ROYAL NONESUCH ! ! ! Admission 50 cents.
Then at the bottom was the biggest line of all, which said:
LADIES AND CHILDREN NOT ADMITTED.
"There," says he, "if that line don't fetch them, I don't know Arkansaw!" "
So, as an oldster now, while in a state of angst at having finished my last book and not having anything readily in mind to read,
I decided to journey back and re-visit my old friend Huck. Well, I wasn't disappointed. Still brought tears to my eyes as I laughed uncontrollably at all the idiotic and downright dumb carrying-ons the characters engage in. But of course, as always, Twain's characters exhibit some good ways too, to offset the bad.
This story is a classic for a reason. In the end, Mark Twain's understanding of the vagaries, complexities, and plain silliness of humans, and our human nature, was simply--to me--uncanny. And his ability to portray this through funny, whimsical, and often satirical storytelling was better than anyone else, before or after. People do good, bad, crazy, rational, silly, inexplicable, and more...stuff. All the time. They always have and they always will. They can't help themselves. They're human. Mark Twain's exposition of this was - is - a GIFT to mankind.
As an aside, and as a special bonus in reading Mark Twain, I find it extra refreshing to read un-revised, unvarnished, un-PC tainted, true-to-life depictions of the way things actually were. So, if you can't or are too sensitive to deal with reality, then my recommendation is that you stay in your sanitized bubble, and deprive yourself of the joys of the truth. It really is your loss.
For all the rest, just read and enjoy!
I downloaded the free Kindle edition of the book. It's the one with the generic red and buff cover and the "Public Domain Book" stamp on the front.
It is a fine copy for general reading purposes. Displays well on my Kindle Touch and on my Kindle Fire. Formatting, layout, paragraph and page breaks, fonts, and general readability are fine.
So, if you just want a handy, free Kindle version, this will serve that purpose well.
Top international reviews
Living on a raft on a river just lazing along seems like the life of dreams. It has wealth, and the cruel knife of losing it. It has troubled relationships and Huck haunted by life past, drawing him back, seeking to resolve his turbulent mental state.
The story of a fish out of water returning to it's river.
Tom Sawyer was funnier and an easier read but it's a welcome escape to return to the characters.
I will get a modern version of it with some illustrations if possible.
Still brilliant however and enables you to see, hear and live on the Mississippi for the time of reading. An early indication of acceptable (for those times) of racism in action.
Humorous, serious and ultimately fun by one of the greatest writers ever.
Remember this is the man who described golf as "a good walk spoiled"
Read it, you'll love it.