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- Publisher: Ignatius Press (8 April 2011)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B004VSPXVI
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Ignatius Critical Ediitons) Kindle Edition
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This Ignatius critical edition does a good job of helping readers get much more out of the book than they might otherwise. The essays especially focus on some less-obvious dimensions of the book's moral content. Unlike some critical editions, the essays here are not mired in academic gobbledygook but are easy for casual readers, high-school students, and undergraduates to read and understand.
Therefore we look with great caution approaching repulsion at the list of slightly published (mainly in their own in-house pamphlets) reputed academes doing the critical singing here. As in the other ICS publications, they are mainly housed at tiny Catholic colleges of the bitter while wealthy Legionnaires flavor, and except for Father Berret, have nothing published outside their own walls.
Mr. Byrne's field of expertise for instance appears a rather polemical positioning on government and politics of the Archbishop Burke stripe. In fact he favors Edmund Burke. We find another little known professor holed up in a small Catholic college in Greenville, South Carolina, and another in Saint Paul. Stanford is at a place called Christendom College in Virginia while the ubiquitous to this severely debilitated series Ass. Prof. Urbanczyk hides out at Southern Catholic College, near neighbor no doubt to the writer in residence Pearce himself, writing the occassional book report for an unknown revue called Modern Age.
While it seems that Pearce bestirred himself enough to find, with at least the one glaringly startingly exception, more relevant scholars for hire (under the brave motto publish or perish) here than in his other efforts in this limp line of dubious wares (we recall with horror the architectural history student analyzing Hamlet) by the inclusion of Father Berret, we must note in Father Berret's article he himself recommends the most recent Random House edition, which includes selections from the newly discovered manuscript.
We must therefore do little less in this present Annus Sacerdotalis than to follow Father Berret's learned indications and travel to Random House, giving wide and deserved berth to this Ignatius Critical Series in each of its horrific manifestations. Those unable to locate this Random House offering do best to proceed (or to augment) with the most authoritative and academic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : An Authoritative Text Contexts and Sources Criticism (Norton Critical Edition). Do your students a large favor, and go for this objective and scholarly presentation of this important American text; avoid the twisted, blindered, severely compromised ICS at all times. See also ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN: The Only Comprehensive Edition and several other studies, anything but the ideologically handicapped Ignatius
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