Manga Classics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book Pdf ePub

Manga Classics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Published 01 Sep 2017
Manga Classics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.pdf
Format Hardcover
Pages393
Edition2
Publisher Udon Entertainment
ISBN 177294016X
ISBN139781772940169
Languageeng



Chafed by the -sivilized- restrictions of his foster home, and weary of his drunkard father's brutality, 14 year-old Huck Finn fakes his own death and sets off on a raft down the Mississippi River. He is soon joined by Jim, an escaped slave. Together, they experience a series of rollicking adventures that have amused readers, young and old, for over a century. The fugitives become close friends as they weather storms together aboard the raft and spend idyllic days swimming, frying catfish suppers, and enjoying their independence. Their peaceful existence ends abruptly, however, with the appearance of the King and the Duke, an incorrigible pair of con artists who take over the raft. After many difficulties, Huck and Jim escape their tormentors, and with the help of an imaginative rescue by Huck's old friend Tom Sawyer, Jim gains his freedom. Manga Classics breathes new life into this American Classic with a faithful adaptation of Mark Twain's masterpiece. Chafed by the -sivilized- restrictions of his foster home, and weary of his drunkard father's brutality, 14 year-old Huck Finn fakes his own death and sets off on a raft down the Mississippi River. He is soon joined by Jim, an escaped slave. Together, they experience a series of rollicking adventures that have amused readers, young and old, for over a century. The fugitives become close friends as they weather storms together aboard the raft and spend idyllic days swimming, frying catfish suppers, and enjoying their independence. Their peaceful existence ends abruptly, however, with the appearance of the King and the Duke, an incorrigible pair of con artists who take over the raft. After many difficulties, Huck and Jim escape their tormentors, and with the help of an imaginative rescue by Huck's old friend Tom Sawyer, Jim gains his freedom. Manga Classics breathes new life into this American Classic with a faithful adaptation of Mark Twain's masterpiece.

"Manga Classics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Reviews

Marjolein
- Belgium
3
Sun, 08 Oct 2017

2.5 Stars
Full review to come!

Arybo ✨
3
Tue, 18 Sep 2018

Not bad at all!
3.5
I have never read The adventures of Tom Sawyer or The adventures of Huckleberry Finn, so I threw myself into this manga without knowing anything about the plot or context in which the novel was born. I immediately noticed the warnings at the beginning of the volume, really well written, which underlined the intent of the original author Mark Twain to portray a civilization under the lens of satire. The involvement of black people has also been explained by the authors of the manga in an excellent way, as they have explained the use of the various dialects of America. With this premise, we enter the review.
The main character is an orphan boy, who decides to escape from human civilization with the help of a black slave, Jim: the two will make a long journey aboard a raft along the Mississippi River.
Huck had been abandoned by his father, a poor drunkard, and had begun to live freely, left to himself on the streets of St. Petersburg.
The story then begins in this fictional town, based on Hannibal, the real city of Missouri where Twain had spent part of his childhood, on the banks of the great river. Thanks to the apprehension of widow Douglas and Judge Thatcher, the money found by Huck and Tom at the end of the first novel was entrusted to the bank. Huckleberry regrets the free life he had previously led and, having taken his rags, flees temporarily. Attracted by rumors about his son's fortune, Huck's father returns to the scene. The latter took possession of the boy, tearing him from the care of the good widow. The father, after a while, tried to kill him, and Huck decided to make a plan for his escape. The protagonist reproduces a real crime scene, in which he stages his death. Huck, fled, avoids being chased as he reaches the nearby Jackson Island undisturbed by canoe. Here he discovers that he is not alone: ​​there is Jim, the black slave of Miss Watson (sister of the widow Douglas) and a great friend of all the boys of the city.
Like the book, the manga also follows the adventures of Huckleberry and Jim. The boy learns to know the man, who opens his heart and shows him the stupidity of prejudices and superstitions.
The journey of the boat winds through a beautiful piece of the Mississippi: the two protagonists travel through numerous states, meeting people and varied landscapes. Manga editors have made very good choices, taking into consideration some scenes and cutting others.
As always, the drawings are well suited to the story, while the narration goes straight to the end, and it is well done.
As always, the Udon Manga Classics never disappoint. I thank the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read this book.

Kailey (BooksforMKs)
4
Wed, 17 Jan 2018

A wonderful adaptation of Mark Twain's Adventure of Huckleberry Finn into manga form! I think the authors and illustrators did an excellent job of condensing the story into a small volume without losing the integrity or flavor of the story. I love how the various accents of the characters are preserved, but the dialogue is still clear and easily understood.
The artwork brings a lot of emotion into the story, and firmly connects the reader to the characters. Seeing the expressions on character's faces as they experience joy, grief, fear, sadness, or relief, made me feel those things too as I was reading!
This book, of course, deals with many difficult topics like slavery, and the skewed moral code that Huck has been exposed to. Seeing Huck grappling with his conscience, and trying to determine what is "right" is what makes this story such a classic. I thought this adaptation did a superb job of showing Huck's internal struggle between what "civilized society" tells him is right, and what his heart tells him is true and right.
Beautiful manga of this favorite classic!
Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

Wayne
- Tacoma, WA
4
Sun, 17 Sep 2017

'Manga Classics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' is an ambitious retelling of the famous book by Mark Twain. The adaptation is by Crystal Chan and the art is by Kuma Chan.
After 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,' Tom and Huck are flush with money. The attempts by the town folks to civilize Huck make him itch to be free. When his drunk father shows up and threatens to take all of Huck's money, he sets out to hide. Going with him is runaway slave Jim. Before long, they are heading down the Mississippi river and running into all sorts of people.
The book starts with an essay stating why they are using the word that usually gets this book banned. It makes a solid argument for why it belongs in this work and why it deserves discussion. I give the writers kudos for that. They lose some points with me by omitting Huck smoking. It should be included also to be discussed, but it's a smaller omission. All in all, it's another solid adaptation from Manga Classics.
I received a review copy of this manga from Udon Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this manga.

Rebecca (Coffeebooksandjournals)
- Muscatine, IA
3
Sun, 30 Dec 2018

Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with an ebook for an honest review.
I enjoyed reading the manga of Huckleberry Finn. I took my time reading it and it was nice. Second time I’ve physically read it earlier this year I listened to the audiobook. I enjoyed seeing the scenes illustrated. I like the idea of having classics in manga form too. If you like Huckleberry Finn you should pick it up it’s a fun way to reread it. I gave this a 3.5 out of 5 stars.