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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Reappraisal of Mark Twain’s 1884 Classic at Southampton Historical Museum

October 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Reappraisal of Mark Twain’s 1884 Classic at Southampton Historical Museum
Thursday, October 17, 2019
11:00am-12:00pm

In a one-hour talk, including Q & A, Joan Baum will explore the content and controversy surrounding this one-time staple of school readings lists, a book Ernest Hemingway declared the source of “all modern American literature” and “the best book we’ve had.” But is Huck Finn too dated or “politically incorrect?” Set in the antebellum Midwest and South, the novel was published in the wake of Reconstruction, 20 years before Thomas Dixon’s The Clansman, which gave rise to D.W. Griffith’s film Birth of a Nation. Co-Sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.

FEE: FREE

TO REGISTER: RSVP by calling (631) 283-2494 or emailing lcollins@southamptonhistory.org

Details

Date:
October 17, 2019
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Southampton Historical Museum
17 Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Phone:
631.283.2494