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Huckleberry Finn





ISBN 9781138296022
Published June 17, 2019 by Routledge
224 Pages

 
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Book Description

Originally published in 1987. Popular from its first publication, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remains at the centre of heated controversy. Is it an adult novel or juvenile fiction? Is Huck a new model hero from the West or just another amoral prankster? Harold Beaver reconciles these divergent views into a comprehensive and lively critical account of the novel and the complex debates which surround it.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments;  Preface;  Part One;  1. Missouri, Hannibal, Slavery  2. The Making of Huckleberry Finn  3. A Civil War among Huck’s Readers  4. What Kind of a Text?;  Part Two;  Huck’s World: The River and Its People  6. Sam Clemens and Huck Finn  7. Huck and Pap  8. Huck Adrift  9. Huck and Tom  10. Huck as Writer;  Part Three;  11. The Writer as Huck  12. Soul-Butter and Hogwash  13. Mississippi Style  14. Run, Nigger, Run;  Part Four;  15. Liberrians and Crickits;  Glossary;  Bibliography;  Index

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