Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book Details

By Mark Twain & E.W. Kemble

  • Category: Classics, Books, Fiction & Literature
  • Type: ebook
  • Release Date: 2010-01-12
  • Author: Mark Twain & E.W. Kemble
  • Book Ratings: 4/5 (899 User Reviews)
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Summary

One of the greatest — and one of the most controversial — novels in American history, complete with the illustrations from the original 1884 printing! What begins as a sequel to Mark Twain's incredibly popular The Adventures of Tom Sawyer grows into an ambitious, sprawling, funny, and uniquely American epic. Huck Finn is a mischievous boy, caught between a confining life with his legal guardian and an abusive life under his drunkard father. So naturally, he fakes his own death, teams up with a runaway slave named Jim, and takes off on a raft down the Mississippi River. The duo's ensuing adventures offer a chance for Twain to satirize the bygone world of the antebellum South, most notably taking a sometimes scathing, sometimes troubling, look at racism. The book remains one of the most essential, and one of the most entertaining, works in American literature.