The Resource Huck out west, Robert Coover

Huck out west, Robert Coover

Label
Huck out west
Title
Huck out west
Statement of responsibility
Robert Coover
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Robert Coover's Huck Out West, also "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, 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
Summary
In the author's interpretation of what happened after Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, Huck joins the Pony Express, scouts for both sides in the Civil War, joins a bandit gang, finds an ill-fated pal in a Lakota tribe and finds himself in the Black Hills just ahead of the 1876 Gold Rush, in a book that sees the return of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Jim
Pace
Tone
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Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
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10545998
Cataloging source
DLC
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Coover, Robert
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O633
LC item number
H83 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Finn, Huckleberry
  • Sawyer, Tom
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Huck out west, Robert Coover
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
951070906
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780393608441
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016027492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
Huck out west, Robert Coover
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
951070906
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780393608441
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016027492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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