Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: Mark Twain
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 1616411562
ISBN 13: 9781616411565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book Review:

In Mark Twain's classic tale of friendship and adventure, Huckleberry Finn escapes his evil, drunken father, befriends a runaway slave named Jim, and sails the Mississippi River! As Huck and Jim sail to freedom, they encounter con men and thieves and get in plenty of trouble along the way. Follow Huck's coming-of-age journey in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-8.

Literature as Cultural Ecology

Literature as Cultural Ecology
Author: Hubert Zapf
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1474274676
ISBN 13: 9781474274678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature as Cultural Ecology Book Review:

Drawing on the latest debates in ecocritical theory and sustainability studies, Literature as Cultural Ecology: Sustainable Texts outlines a new approach to the reading of literary texts. Hubert Zapf considers the ways in which literature operates as a form of cultural ecology, using language, imagination and critique to challenge and transform cultural narratives of humanity's relationship to nature. In this way, the book demonstrates the important role that literature plays in creating a more sustainable way of life. Applying this approach to works by writers such as Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Zakes Mda, and Amitav Ghosh, Literature as Cultural Ecology is an essential contribution to the contemporary environmental humanities.

The Cambridge Introduction to Mark Twain

The Cambridge Introduction to Mark Twain
Author: Peter Messent
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007-03-08
ISBN 10: 113946227X
ISBN 13: 9781139462273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Introduction to Mark Twain Book Review:

Mark Twain is a central figure in nineteenth-century American literature, and his novels are among the best-known and most often studied texts in the field. This clear and incisive Introduction provides a biography of the author and situates his works in the historical and cultural context of his times. Peter Messent gives accessible but penetrating readings of the best-known writings including Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. He pays particular attention to the way Twain's humour works and how it underpins his prose style. The final chapter provides up-to-date analysis of the recent critical reception of Twain's writing, and summarises the contentious and important debates about his literary and cultural position. The guide to further reading will help those who wish to extend their research and critical work on the author. This book will be of outstanding value to anyone coming to Twain for the first time.

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
Author: Mark Twain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1019915040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn Book Review:

Why We Took the Car

Why We Took the Car
Author: Wolfgang Herrndorf
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN 10: 0545586364
ISBN 13: 9780545586368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Took the Car Book Review:

Mike Klingenberg doesn't get why people think he's boring. Sure, he doesn't have many friends. (Okay, zero friends.) And everyone laughs at him when he reads his essays out loud in class. And he's never invited to parties - including the gorgeous Tatiana's party of the year. Andre Tschichatschow, aka Tschick (not even the teachers can pronounce his name), is new in school, and a whole different kind of unpopular. He always looks like he's just been in a fight, his clothes are tragic, and he never talks to anyone. But one day Tschick shows up at Mike's house out of the blue. Turns out he wasn't invited to Tatiana's party either, and he's ready to do something about it. Forget the popular kids: Together, Mike and Tschick are heading out on a road trip. No parents, no map, no destination. Will they get hopelessly lost in the middle of nowhere? Probably. Will they meet crazy people and get into serious trouble? Definitely. But will they ever be called boring again? Not a chance.

Race and Racism in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Race and Racism in  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: Martin Holz
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2008-09
ISBN 10: 3640154614
ISBN 13: 9783640154616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race and Racism in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Cologne, course: Racism in the American Novel, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn is an intriguing case in point. Not only are race and racism prominent issues in the novel, but they are also dealt with in a specific manner as Huck is the narrator whose eyes everything is seen through and whose language everything is presented in the text. According to Quirk, this has the advantage that "through the satirical latitude Huck's perspective on events permitted him, Twain could deal scathingly with his several hatreds and annoyances - racial bigotry, mob violence, self-righteousness, aristocratic pretense, venality, and duplicity." Nevertheless, this narrative strategy, which differs from focalization only in its use of the past tense, has led to a controversy about whether the novel is racist, anti-racist, or both. This point will be discussed in the final section of this paper.

Deutsche Nationalbibliografie

Deutsche Nationalbibliografie
Author: Die deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 16136438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deutsche Nationalbibliografie Book Review:

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye
Author: J.D. Salinger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1951
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Catcher in the Rye Book Review:

The Role of Authority in Tom Sawyer s Maturation

The Role of Authority in Tom Sawyer s Maturation
Author: Raúl Gaston Krüger
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2011-07
ISBN 10: 3640968204
ISBN 13: 9783640968206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Authority in Tom Sawyer s Maturation Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Tubingen (Seminar fur Englische Philologie), course: Youth Fiction - Coming of Age in a Turbulent Culture, language: English, abstract: This paper accompanies the bad boy Tom Sawyer on his journey from boyhood to manhood, regarding the influence authority has on him as the most important factor for his maturation. Samuel Clemens wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer "mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls" but also "to try pleasantly to remind adults of what they once were them-selves" (Preface). What is the difference between children and adults? - Above all, their degree of maturity. But what is essential for the transition from child to adult, for the maturation? - Essential is to form an own individuality; to be something unique you have to distinguish from everything else. Therefore, we have to leave our own marks in order to become individuals. Every child has to find this "unique own" in adolescence. Not only bad boys need to revolt against and differentiate from authority to become part of the adult world and to constitute their individuality. But what exactly is this 'authority', which seems so essential for maturation - and, therefore, for the purpose of this work? In the broadest sense authority is a representative of the adult world with all its rules, conventions and institutions, which Clemens so harshly and ironically criticizes. For the purpose of this paper, authority means specifically every form of influence the adult world has on Tom as well as every convention which has the ability to govern his actions. Thus, it ranges from the school superintendant and Aunt Polly to bad boy behavior patterns and the temptations of evil. It does not take the reader long to find out that in the character of Tom Sawyer the force to defy authority is extraordinary strong. The first line in the book is a shouted "TOM " (I, 7) and of course the shout is not"

Mark X

Mark X
Author: Yasuhiro Takeuchi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2018-06-18
ISBN 10: 0429867980
ISBN 13: 9780429867989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mark X Book Review:

In the summer of 1876, Mark Twain started to write Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as a detective novel surrounding the murder of Huck’s father, Pap Finn. The case is unresolved in the novel as it exists today, but Twain had already planted the clue to the identity of the killer. It is not the various objects ostentatiously left around Pap’s naked body; they are not the foreground of the scene, but actually the background, against which a peculiar absence emerges distinctively—Pap’s boots, with a "cross" in one of the heels, are gone with his murderer. The key to the mystery of Twain’s writings, as this book contends from a broader perspective, is also such an absence. Twain’s persistent reticence about the death of his father, especially the autopsy performed on his naked body, is a crucial clue to understanding his works. It reveals not only the reason why he aborted his vision of Huckleberry Finn as a detective novel, but also why, despite numerous undertakings, he failed to become a master of detective fiction.

The Old Man and The Sea

The Old Man and The Sea
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publsiher: World Heritage Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 6144134034
ISBN 13: 9786144134030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Man and The Sea Book Review:

A short heroic novel by Ernest Hemingway is a story that centers on an aging fisherman who engages in an epic battle to catch a giant marlin It was published in 1952 and awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Author: Ernest Hemingway Genre: Novel

The Mushroom at the End of the World

The Mushroom at the End of the World
Author: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN 10: 0691220557
ISBN 13: 9780691220550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mushroom at the End of the World Book Review:

What a rare mushroom can teach us about sustaining life on a fragile planet Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world—and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the Northern Hemisphere. Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s account of these sought-after fungi offers insights into areas far beyond just mushrooms and addresses a crucial question: What manages to live in the ruins we have made? The Mushroom at the End of the World explores the unexpected corners of matsutake commerce, where we encounter Japanese gourmets, capitalist traders, Hmong jungle fighters, Finnish nature guides, and more. These companions lead us into fungal ecologies and forest histories to better understand the promise of cohabitation in a time of massive human devastation. The Mushroom at the End of the World delves into the relationship between capitalist destruction and collaborative survival within multispecies landscapes, the prerequisite for continuing life on earth.

Mark Twain s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Chelsea House
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1995-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780791036785
ISBN 13: 0791036782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mark Twain s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book Review:

Offers a brief profile of Mark Twain, and examines the plot, characters, and themes in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Critical Theory Today

Critical Theory Today
Author: Lois Tyson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2014-10-10
ISBN 10: 1317643232
ISBN 13: 9781317643234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Theory Today Book Review:

This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new historicism and cultural criticism; lesbian, gay, and queer theory; African American criticism and postcolonial criticism. This new edition features: a major expansion of the chapter on postcolonial criticism that includes topics such as Nordicism, globalization and the ‘end’ of postcolonial theory, global tourism and global conservation an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, popular culture, and literary texts a list of specific questions critics ask about literary texts an interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the lens of each theory a list of questions for further practice to guide readers in applying each theory to different literary works updated and expanded bibliographies Both engaging and rigorous, this is a "how-to" book for undergraduate and graduate students new to critical theory and for college professors who want to broaden their repertoire of critical approaches to literature.

How Novels Work

How Novels Work
Author: John Mullan
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-02-14
ISBN 10: 0191622923
ISBN 13: 9780191622922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Novels Work Book Review:

Never has contemporary fiction been more widely discussed and passionately analysed; recent years have seen a huge growth in the number of reading groups and in the interest of a non-academic readership in the discussion of how novels work. Drawing on his weekly Guardian column, 'Elements of Fiction', John Mullan examines novels mostly of the last ten years, many of which have become firm favourites with reading groups. He reveals the rich resources of novelistic technique, setting recent fiction alongside classics of the past. Nick Hornby's adoption of a female narrator is compared to Daniel Defoe's; Ian McEwan's use of weather is set against Austen's and Hardy's; Carole Shield's chapter divisions are likened to Fanny Burney's. Each section shows how some basic element of fiction is used. Some topics (like plot, dialogue, or location) will appear familiar to most novel readers; others (metanarrative, prolepsis, amplification) will open readers' eyes to new ways of understanding and appreciating the writer's craft. How Novels Work explains how the pleasures of novel reading often come from the formal ingenuity of the novelist. It is an entertaining and stimulating exploration of that ingenuity. Addressed to anyone who is interested in the close reading of fiction, it makes visible techniques and effects we are often only half-aware of as we read. It shows that literary criticism is something that all fiction enthusiasts can do. Contemporary novels discussed include: Monica Ali's Brick Lane; Martin Amis's Money; Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin; A.S. Byatt's Possession; Jonathan Coe's The Rotters' Club; J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace; Michael Cunningham's The Hours; Don DeLillo's Underworld; Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White; Ian Fleming's From Russia with Love; Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections; Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time; Patricia Highsmith's Ripley under Ground; Alan Hollinghurst's The Spell; Nick Hornby's How to Be Good; Ian McEwan's Atonement; John le Carré's The Constant Gardener; Andrea Levy's Small Island; David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas; Andrew O'Hagan's Personality; Orhan Pamuk's My Name Is Red; Ann Patchett's Bel Canto; Ruth Rendell's Adam and Eve and Pinch Me; Philip Roth's The Human Stain; Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated; Carol Shields's Unless; Zadie Smith's White Teeth; Muriel Spark's Aiding and Abetting; Graham Swift's Last Orders; Donna Tartt's The Secret History; William Trevor's The Hill Bachelors; and Richard Yates's Revolutionary Road .

Status Update

Status Update
Author: Alice E. Marwick
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN 10: 0300176724
ISBN 13: 9780300176728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Status Update Book Review:

Presents an analysis of social media, discussing how a technology which was once heralded as democratic, has evolved into one which promotes elitism and inequality and provides companies with the means of invading privacy in search of profits.

The Critical Response to Mark Twain s Huckleberry Finn

The Critical Response to Mark Twain s Huckleberry Finn
Author: Laurie Champion
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 257
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106015841015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Critical Response to Mark Twain s Huckleberry Finn Book Review:

The Critical Response to Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn contains articles, reviews, and scholarly essays spanning the period from the original publication of the novel in 1885 to the present. The collection reflects the major literary trends and issues of response to the book--such as persistent attempts to ban it, literary criticism concerning its ending, and many thematic interpretations. Among essayists included are literary figures such as T. S. Eliot and Twain scholars Walter Blair, Leo Marx, and James Cox. Champion provides an introductory overview on the range and issues of critical response, a feature on adaptations of Huckleberry Finn, and a bibliography of additional scholarship.

The Network Reshapes the Library

The Network Reshapes the Library
Author: Lorcan Dempsey
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-08-18
ISBN 10: 0838919979
ISBN 13: 9780838919972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Network Reshapes the Library Book Review:

Since he began posting in 2003, Dempsey has used his blog to explore nearly every important facet of library technology, from the emergence of Web 2.0 as a concept to open source ILS tools and the push to web-scale library management systems.

Encyclopedia of Censorship

Encyclopedia of Censorship
Author: Jonathon Green,Nicholas J. Karolides
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 721
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1438110014
ISBN 13: 9781438110011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Censorship Book Review:

Articles examine the history and evolution of censorship, presented in A to Z format.

Mark Twain The Gilded Age His Political Attitude and Battle against Social and Political Injustices

Mark Twain   The Gilded Age  His Political Attitude and Battle against Social and Political Injustices
Author: Rafael Bokun
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 17
Release: 2013-06-13
ISBN 10: 3656445494
ISBN 13: 9783656445494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mark Twain The Gilded Age His Political Attitude and Battle against Social and Political Injustices Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English - Discussion and Essays, grade: 3,0, University of Paderborn, language: English, abstract: Mark Twain once said: “What is the chief end of man? - to get rich. In what way? - dishonestly if we can; honestly if we must. Who is God, the one only and true? Money is God. Gold and greenbacks and stock – father, son and the ghost of same – three persons in one; these are the true and only God, mighty and supreme; and William Tweed is his prophet”1 Mark Twain is a man of honesty and pride who cares about the others and tries to battle corruption and greed and doesn't fear the rich and criticizes and attacks them in every possible way. This essay is going to be about Mark Twain and his political outlook in the time of the Gilded Age connected with his standpoint in society. How does he proceed in his battle against corruption, greed and dishonesty? Is he an active or passive man in connection with political matters? Is he a Republican or a Democrat or neither one of both? Is Mark Twain a man of the middle class or the upper class? Who are his enemies and victims? How does he present himself in society? All these questions are going to be answered in this essay. To give a short overview and certain kind of basic knowledge of the time we are talking about and to understand Mark Twain's mindset and standpoint, this essay includes a short summary of the Gilded Age with its problems and typical characteristics. After that, we move on to the basic questions of the essay. We try to find out, if Mark Twain is a man of middle or upper class and how he deals with the topics he feels disgust against. We take a look into his political action, the way he handles topics like corruption and dishonesty in his literary writings and his battle against Tammany Hall. At the end of this essay we conclude the topics and try to sum up how far or whether the questions are answered.