The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain, 1884)


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel that discusses topics such as slavery, prejudice, moral norms, racial discrimination, freedom and friendship. The language choices made by the author Mark Twain (heavy dialect and harsh wording), although often criticized, allow the reader to go back in time and experience the then reality in an authentic way. The book is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Huckleberry Finn chooses freedom over wealth and embarks on a journey down the Mississippi River together with a runaway slave named Jim. The two find themselves in many curious situations and meet interesting characters, including a feuding family, two charlatans who pretend to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer’s aunt who mistakes Huckleberry for Tom.

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