Mark Twain One of the most enduring American novels of all time, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn follows the adventures of Huck Finn and a runaway slave named Jim as they travel down the Mississippi river on a raft--all in order to help Jim win his freedom from slavery. Told in Twain's unique style, Huck Finn's story is one of the greatest tales of love, respect, and human decency, told through the eyes of an unlearned, but big-hearted, boy.
Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn is the original American maverick. He chooses the things that feel the most comfortable for him, regardless of what others may say. But when he is forced to flee his home, and comes into company with Jim, a runaway slave, his sound heart collides with his ill-trained conscience. Together, Huck and Jim journey down the Mississippi River, on an odyssey that has become one of the finest American Classics in the world of literature. This timeless novel is performed by award-winning Classic Tales narrator B.J. Harrison. It is an event you won't want to miss.
Mark Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer depicts the life of an imaginative, troublesome boy in the American West of the 1840s. The novel is intensely dramatic in its construction, taking the form of a series of comic vignettes based on Tom's exploits. These vignettes are linked together by a darker story that grows in importance throughout the novel - Tom's life-threatening entanglement with the murderer Injun Joe.
Mark Twain Huck Finn is a homeless rebel who loves freedom more than respectability. He isn't above lying and stealing, but he faces a battle with his conscience when he meets up with a runaway slave named Jim. Jim is trying to escape to a free state in the North while his owner wants to sell him to a slave trader down river. Huck knows that helping Jim will bring trouble, but can he turn in a man who only wants to be free?
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Mark Twain Mark Twain's engaging novel about Tom Sawyer, a young, mischievous boy with a nose for trouble and a heart of gold. One of the most enduring American novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a jaunty, free-wheeling story that exemplifies the life of a young boy on the frontier in the mid 1800s.
Mark Twain Mark Twain, America's acknowledged greatest writer of fiction, was a master of writing short stories as well as novels. Twain influenced almost every subsequent American writer, from Hemingway and Fitzgerald, to Cather and Robert Frost. These are four of his best short stories, starting with his most famous, "The Notorious Frog", and including three of his other favorites: "A True Story", "Niagara", and "The White Elephant". For students, this is a wonderful lead into Twain's great novels, Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, and the brilliant but often overlooked Puddenhead Wilson. Bill DeWees, our professional narrator, has just the right American voice for these great American stories.
Mark Twain A collection of 23 of Twain's funniest stories and essays, ranging from tongue in cheek to the fantastic. This collection includes:
"Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" (1865)
"The Story of the Old Ram" (Roughing It, 1872)
"Buck Fanshaw�s Funeral" (Roughing It, 1872)
"Tom Quartz" (Roughing It, 1872)
"What Stumped the Bluejays" (1880)
"Journalism in Tennessee" (1869)
"How I Edited an Agricultural Paper" (1870)
"The Facts in the Great Beef Contract" (1870)
"The Great Landslide Case" (1870)
"The Canvasser's Tale" (1845)
"The Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut" (1876)
"Cannibalism in the Cars" (1868)
"My Watch" (1903)
"Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses" (1895)
"Political Economy" (1870)
"The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm" (1882)
"The Art of Authorship" (1890)
"A Genuine Mexican Plug" (Roughing It, 1872)
"Experience of the McWilliamses with Membranous Croup" (1875)
"First Interview with Artemus Ward" (1875)
"Punch, Brothers, Punch" (1876)
"To the California Pioneers" (1869)
"An Author's Soldiering" (1887)
Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) is commonly accounted as one of the first Great American Novels. It was also one of the first novels ever written in the vernacular, or common speech, being told in the first person by the eponymous Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, best friend of Tom Sawyer. The book is notable for its innocent young protagonist, its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River, and its sober and often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly the racism of the time. The drifting journey of Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River on their raft may be one of the most enduring images of escape and freedom in all of American literature.