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See Article History Alternative Titles: Kemble for chapter 12, page 92, of the first U. Project Gutenberg Text 76 Huck runs away from his abusive father and, with his companion, the runaway slave Jimmakes a long and frequently interrupted voyage down the Mississippi River on a raft. During the journey Huck encounters a variety of characters and types in whom the book memorably portrays almost every class living on or along the river.
As a result of these experiences, Huck overcomes conventional racial prejudices and learns to respect and love Jim. But a thread that runs through adventure after adventure is that of human cruelty, which shows itself both in the acts of individuals and in their unthinking acceptance of such institutions as slavery.
The natural goodness of Huck is continually contrasted with the effects of a corrupt society. This realism was the source of controversy that developed concerning the book in the late 20th century.
Nevertheless, the publication in of a bowdlerized version of the novel generated debate and was considered by many to be every bit as unacceptable as the original. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December and in the United States in February Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, also called The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, novel by Mark Twain, published in the United Kingdom in and in the United States in The book’s narrator is Huckleberry Finn, a youngster whose artless vernacular speech is admirably adapted to detailed and poetic descriptions of scenes, vivid representations of characters, and narrative renditions that.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December and in the United States in February Reviews: K. Mar 25, · Follow the young boy Huckleberry Finn and the slave Jim on their epic journey down the Mississippi River in the years before the Civil War.
This masterpiece by Mark Twain is a . Mark Twain’s masterpiece and the greatest of American novels Tom Sawyer’s best friend, Huckleberry Finn, takes center stage in this classic tale of boyhood adventure.5/5(3).
The following entry provides criticism on Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (). Long considered Mark Twain's masterwork as well as a classic of American literature, The.