Huck Out West

Huck Out West

Large Print - 2017
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As "wrote by Huck," the boys escape "sivilization" and "light out for the Territory, riding for the famous but short-lived Pony Express, then working as scouts for both sides in the war. They are suddenly separated when Tom decides he'd rather own civilization than leave it, returning east with his new wife, Becky Thatcher, to learn the law from her father. Huck, abandoned and "dreadful lonely," hires himself out to "whosoever." He rides shotgun on coaches, wrangles horses on a Chisholm Trail cattle drive, joins a gang of bandits, guides wagon trains, gets dragged into U.S. Army massacres, and suffers a series of romantic and barroom misadventures. He is eventually drawn into a Lakota tribe by a young brave, Eeteh, an inventive teller of Coyote tales who "was having about the same kind of trouble with his tribe as I was having with mine." There is an Army colonel who wants to hang Huck and destroy Eeteh's tribe, so they're both on the run, finding themselves ultimately in the Black Hills just ahead of the 1876 Gold Rush.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 1410497275 (paperback ; large print)
9781410497277 (paperback ; large print)
Branch Call Number: LP FIC COOVER
Characteristics: large print,rda
451 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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Jun 28, 2017

Imaginative telling of Huck Finn's life after the end of Twain's Adventures. A work at turns devastating and hilarious as the author shifts from Twain's focus on antebellum American's treatment of slaves to post-Civil War American's treatment of Native peoples.

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