Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer

Huck Finn and Tom SawyerTom Sawyer and huckleberry Finn were amazing books that reminded me of my childhood and the story s of their adventures along the Mississippi I will never forget I don t understand why these are only listed as one book I distinctly remember reading Tom Sawyer, and then some years later, reading Huck Finn Anyways, I liked them both although I recall particularly appreciating the latter As far as I recall, Tom Sawyer was basically just a fun read, whereas Huck Finn seemed of a social commentary, with a certain dark brooding about it I read these both ages ago, prolly when i was about 13 or 14 I would definitely recommend. This the best volume without annotations, as it compactly contains both The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with the split in the middle that explains the former is the story of a boy, and the latter is the story of a man.The former captures the spirit of boyhood extremely well, with an unrivaled sense of humor and ignorance It s just anecdotal enough to be read in tiny doses or in a steady stream, and builds to a satisfying climax though plot is always in third place, between these characters and Twain s poignant observations about life Considering it was a boy s book, it does an amazing job at painting reality.The latter is one of the best novels in American history Racism, sexism, segregation, violence, romanticism and family strife all get put in their places in the great American picaresque It s a much dangerous book, and its consequences are often severe but it s ending reminds us of its beginning, all the way back in the first book, which this volume conveniently contains Just as adulthood is built on and reflects life, so Huckleberry Finn s adventures grow out of and reflect Tom Sawyer s It s greatest achievement is that despite all the heavy subject matter, Twain writes in a simple style that allows readers of any age to enter it and because of its simple and complex wonders, a child can enjoy it just as much as an adult I know, as I ve enjoyed it as both. How can you rate this classic any less than five stars This was my return to Mark Twain after a childhood acquaintance, and I found it as engrossing and enjoyable as before One has never quite forgotten Tom s escapades, especially turning the tables on his Aunt, who set him to whitewash the fence as a punishment, and making it a profitable venture, where he relaxes in the shade and watches his friends vie for a chance to join in the whitewashing game Lessons on a change in attitude, which can turn disaster into wild success The harum scarum boy is a born leader and steers his followers into the most amazing escapades, camping on a river island to play pirates, attending their own funeral service, getting lost deep within a labyrinth, yet emerging safe and sound barring a few cuts and scrapes His mischievous exterior hides a tender heart and an eye for pretty young ladies But, when put to the test, his principles always override his fears The strong hold that superstition had on the simple village folk, including Tom and Huck Finn, his vagrant pal, who is the protagonist of the next adventure, is woven carefully into the tale and lays the background for a time when, despite a rudimentary education and strong religious beliefs, superstition held its sway.Some pearls of wisdom, which I missed as a child, but relish as an adult, I quote here Injun Joe was believed to have killed five citizens of the village, but what of that If he had been Satan himself there would have been plenty of weaklings ready to scribble their names to a pardon petition, and drip a tear on it from their permanently impaired and leaky waterworks Hats off to Mark Twain I still have The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to finish, but couldn t resist putting up half the review of this two in one volume.Part 2 The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnI ve finally finished the last few pages, and here s my review as promised Huck s adventures take off from the time when the two scamps run into riches, and Huck s no good father reappears to take his share Despite Huck s attempts at giving away the money to escape the unwanted attentions of his parent, he is captured and held prisoner How he escapes, I leave for you to read Well, quite soon, Huck is free once and unexpectedly runs across his old friend, the black slave Jim, who is on the run from his owner and seeks to reach the Free states, where slavery has been abolished He dreams of gaining his freedom and getting back his beloved wife and two children, who have been sold to different masters There is no overt moralizing or preaching in Twain s writing, except in an ironic fashion, but the reality of slavery, families broken up and resold on the whims and fancies of the owners, and yet the complete faith in the superior knowledge and capacity of the white man, and the criminality of the black one to resist or try to escape, which merits punishment by hanging, hits the reader with the force of a blow Can this be the United States of America, the land of freedom I m reminded of Uncle Tom s Cabin, which I must go back to now, in the light of my sensitivities as an adult reader.Where Huck s adventures differ from those of Tom is the author s treatment of the story While Tom s story is all about Tom and his madcap adventures set against life in rural Mississippi, Huck s long ride downriver on a raft, accompanied by Jim, is all about life in small towns along the river, the shysters who travel around deceiving the simple village folk, and doing them out of their hard earned money, the deeply entrenched family feuds, where one family takes potshots at members of the other, gleefully toting up the score, despite losing of their own, notwithstanding the fact that the cause of the original feud is long forgotten, the simple, good hearted country folk, who welcome all strangers to their homes and hearts, and swallow all the tall tales spun by little scamps like Huck, the gullible and easily aroused rabble, ready to lynch a victim at the drop of a hat, and many Huck now emerges from the shadow of Tom Sawyer, as a character in his own right, as quick witted as Tom in inventing stories to account for his presence, when challenged, though he himself, continues to idolize Tom , and as kind hearted and brave as his friend and mentor, as he sets about ferrying Jim to freedom There are again several hilarious dialogues, like the one below edited, a bit to cut down the length Why Huck, doan the French people talk the same way we does No, Jim you couldn t understand a word they said not a single word Well, now, I be ding busted How do dat come I don t know, but it s so I got some of their jabber out of a book S pose a man was to come to you and say Pollywoo franzy what would you think I wouldn t think nuffn I d take en bust him over de head dat is if he warn t white I wouldn t low no nigger to call me dat Shucks, it ain t calling you anything It s only saying, do you know how to talk French Well den why couldn t he say it Why he is a saying it That s a Frenchman s way of saying it Well it s a blame ridicklous way, en I doan want to hear no mo bout it Dey ain no sense in it By and by, Tom works his way back into the tale, and the madcap adventures restart Tom just cannot do things in an ordinary fashion, but is only satisfied when he overcomes the most daunting problems usually self created , faces danger, and just manages to save his skin, though not quite intact Any would spoil the tale, so do re read this childhood favourite in the light of adult appreciation. Huckleberry Finn is first introduced to readers in Tom Sawyer To try to escape his life of parental abuse and poverty, Finn sets off down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave They encounter a many varied situations Racist terms are used as they were acceptable when Clemmens wrote the book. I m counting this as one book because it s read both back to back as part of my books I always wanted to read challenge, and I only want it to count as one book It s number four If I m being honest Tom Sawyer gets four stars and Huckleberry Finn gets three Maybe I was tired of these boys and their crazy antics and the racism by the time I got through the second one, but Tom Sawyer was palatable to me. A classic for a reason This was a great book from start to finish Nothing else to say except I really, really loved it Another classic. I had to decided to read Huckleberry Finn as a sort of preparation for Coover s new novel Huck Out West, but I bought the wrong book combining the two by accident so I decided to read Tom Sawyer anyway I m so happy I did And while that one was very good, I was much drawn to Huckleberry Finn.Anyway, on the subject soon For now I ll just say that there s a world of difference reading these novels as an adult after reading them as a child, and it s been eye opening.later. Amazing Books, Huck Finn And Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Huck Finn And Tom Sawyer, Essay By Mark Twain Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You

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  • Paperback
  • 520 pages
  • Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer
  • Mark Twain
  • English
  • 15 April 2019
  • 9780451528643

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