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The Adventures of Huckleberry

The Adventures of Huckleberry
$5.95
Hilariously picaresque, epic in scope, alive with the poetry and vigor of the American people, Mark Twain's story about a young boy and his journey down the Mississippi was the first great novel to speak in a truly American voice. Influencing subsequent generations of writers -- from Sherwood Anderson to Twain's fellow Missourian, T.S. Eliot, from Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner to J.D. Salinger -- "Huckleberry Finn," like the river which flows through its pages, is one of the great sources which nourished and still nourishes the literature of America.
ISBN/SKU: 
0553210793
Publication Date: 
1981-02-01
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USED THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (USED)

USED THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (USED)
$3.50
Climb aboard the raft with Huck and Jim and drift away from the "sivilized" life and into a world of adventure, excitement, danger, and self-discovery. Huck's shrewd and humorous narrative is complemented by lyrical descriptions of the Mississippi valley and a sparkling cast of memorable characters.
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0486280616U
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George Washington : The Founding Father

George Washington : The Founding Father
$13.99

In many ways, George Washington is the most important figure in the history of the United States. Against all military odds, he led the colonies to liberation from the superior forces of the British Empire. He presided over the creation of the Constitution, helping to outline a system of government that remains in place after more than two hundred years. And by the time he had completed his two terms as president, America was well on its way to becoming the richest and most powerful nation on earth. Yet despite his importance, Washington is an enigmatic figure to many Americans today.

In his biography of the first president, Paul Johnson presents a concise yet vivid portrait of Washington as warrior, commander-in-chief, Constitution maker, and president. He also examines Washington's skills as farmer, surveyor and entrepreneur. Johnson has created a brilliant, sharply etched portrait of this iconic figure in American history.

Paul Johnson, a celebrated journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including A History of the American People. He lectures all over the world and lives in London.

"Masterful ... [Johnson] concisely yet vividly portrays the life and legacy of our first president ... A sharply focused snapshot." -- Publishers Weekly
ISBN/SKU: 
9780060753672
Publication Date: 
2009-05-05
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THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
$6.00
Referring to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, H. L. Mencken noted that his discovery of this classic American novel was "the most stupendous event of my whole life"; Ernest Hemingway declared that "all modern American literature stems from this one book," while T. S. Eliot called Huck "one of the permanent symbolic figures of fiction, not unworthy to take a place with Ulysses, Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, Hamlet."
The novel's preeminence derives from its wonderfully imaginative re-creation of boyhood adventures along the mighty Mississippi River, its inspired characterization, the author's remarkable ear for dialogue, and the book's understated development of serious underlying themes: "natural" man versus "civilized" society, the evils of slavery, the innate value and dignity of human beings, the stultifying effects of convention, and other topics. But most of all, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a wonderful story ― filled with high adventure and unforgettable characters (including the great river itself) ― that no one who has read it will ever forget.
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0486280616
Publication Date: 
1994-05-26
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