Worldview Guide for Twain's Huckleberry Finn
by Douglas Wilson
"You probably saw the “Notice” Mark Twain put at the start of his book: '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' (p. iv)... If Twain was hinting that Huck Finn had no worldview or deeper meaning in it whatsoever, then he was trying to pull the wool over your eyes—because no great stories are shallow." ~ from Douglas Wilson's guide
The Canon Classics Worldview Guides provide an aesthetic and thematic Christian perspective on the most definitive and daunting works of Western Literature. The Worldview Guides focus on the big picture (both the good and the bad) without neglecting the details. Each Worldview Guide is a friendly literary coach -- and a treasure map, and a compass, and a key -- to help teachers, parents, and students appreciate, critique, and master the classics.
The bite-size WGs are divided into these ten sections (with some variation due to genre): Introduction, The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Argument, Worldview Analysis, Quotables, 21 Significant Questions & Answers, and Further Discussion & Review. A free classics test and answer key are also available online.
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IMPRINT: Canon Classics Literature Series
AUTHOR: Douglas Wilson
PAGE COUNT: 48 pages
ISBN 10: 1-944503-41-2
PUB. DATE: May 2016