Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


All American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. There was nothing before. There has been nothing good since.” – Ernest Hemingway

To escape from his violent father, Huckleberry Finn, a thirteen-year-old boy from the wrong side of the tracks, fakes his own death and floats away on a raft down the Mississippi River with Jim, a runaway slave. In a series of unforgettable adventures narrated by Huck, they encounter a cross-section of characters from slave-hunters, thieves and conmen to feuding aristocrats.

The first major American novel to be written in the vernacular, this dark, funny satire exposes the bigotry and hypocrisy of provincial America during Twain’s lifetime.


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