The Resource Huck out west : A Novel., Robert Coover, (downloadable ebook)

Huck out west : A Novel., Robert Coover, (downloadable ebook)

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Huck out west : A Novel.
Title
Huck out west
Title remainder
A Novel.
Statement of responsibility
Robert Coover
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Language
eng
Summary
Our leading postmodernist novelist turns his iconoclastic eye to a great American classic in this sequel to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. At the end of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, on the eve of the Civil War, Huck and Tom Sawyer decide to escape "sivilization" and "light out for the Territory." In Robert Coover's Huck Out West, also "wrote by Huck," the boys do just that, 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, 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. This period, from the middle of the Civil War to the centennial year of 1876, is probably the most formative era of the nation's history. In the West, it is a time of grand adventure, but also one of greed, religious insanity, mass slaughter, virulent hatreds, widespread poverty and ignorance, ruthless military and civilian leadership, huge disparities of wealth. Only Huck's sympathetic and gently comical voice can make it somehow bearable
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Coover, Robert
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Huck out west : A Novel., Robert Coover, (downloadable ebook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=2833413
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  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780393608458
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(electronic bk)
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
74B790EF-BF75-4A5C-AA64-BB87F4EE1A00
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  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Huck out west : A Novel., Robert Coover, (downloadable ebook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=2833413
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00000074b790ef-bf75-4a5c-aa64-bb87f4ee1a00
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780393608458
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
74B790EF-BF75-4A5C-AA64-BB87F4EE1A00
System details
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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