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…and we’re off!

18 Feb

Huck Finn Check-in

Off on a journey following famous Twain characters.

For those of you who have already begun the trek, share your place in the comments.

For those of you who are considering whether or not you should jump in the Mighty Mississippi with us, I have an inspiring quote to share from the back of my Bantam Classics copy.

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 that flows through its page, is one of the great sources that nourished and still nourish the literature of America.

Wow!  Can you hear the Star Spangled Banner softly playing in the background?
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some hilarity in a WEM novel.
Convince your friends that the water’s fine and have them join us.  It’s time for Twain!

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7 Comments

Posted by on February 18, 2013 in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

 

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7 responses to “…and we’re off!

  1. Christina Joy

    February 18, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I read one chapter!

     
    • Christine

      February 18, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      Me too! Then I got all crazy and read 3 more.

       
  2. Jerry

    February 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I believe it is my job to remind everyone of the author’s note:

    PERSONS
    attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted;
    persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished;
    persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.

    By Order Of The Author,
    Per G.G., Chief of Ordnance.

     
    • Christine

      February 18, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      Thank you. No motives, morals, or plot. Got it.
      This will be the easiest WEM wrap up ever.

       
      • Jeannette

        February 19, 2013 at 8:43 am

        Exactly what I was thinking!

         
  3. Norma carey

    February 18, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    So I finished POL the earliest and now I will be racing to catch up with Huck. Finally, 2 books came from the library that had been on hold for ages and it is also my turn to lead the lifelight study on Thurs. At least when I do begin reading it won’t be about some destitute woman! Ironically, the novel I am reading takes place in Missouri next door to Hannibal and the lead male character portrayed Huck when he was a teenager – for a summer job. Too weird!

     

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