A young boy living by the Mississippi river discovers the joys of boyhood in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a classic tale by Mark Twain. Summary of the Book Huckleberry Finn lives on the banks of the Mississippi river. He spends his time playing with his friends and following the ideas of the infamous Tom Sawyer. He should know better than to follow Tom, for the boy has a penchant for attracting trouble. Huck is placed under the guardianship of the Widow Douglas, who keeps trying to civilize him as much as she can. However, Huck has little need for manners, for all he wants is to have fun and enjoy his childhood. He listens to Tom and helps him free Miss Watson’s slave Jim. However, his days of fun seem to come to an end with the return of his good-for-nothing father. About Mark Twain Mark Twain was the pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, an American writer known best for this novel and its prequel: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain has also written a little known historical novel based on the fictionalized events of the life and times of Joan of Arc.
One of the greatest novels written by Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn tells the story of an uneducated boy, Huck Finn and his friend Jim.The novel depicts the adventurous journey of Huck and Jim through Mississippi river. Huck Finn floats down the great river that flows through the heart of America, and on this adventure he is accompanied by the magnificent figure of Jim, a runaway slave, who is also making his bid for freedom.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has proved significant not only as a novel that explores the racial and moral world of its time but also, through the controversies that continue to surround it, as an artifact of those same morals and racial tensions as they have evolved to the present day.
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