The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
Publisher: Puffin Books; Paperback
Period: 19th century Mississippi River; Fiction
Floating down the Mississippi on their raft, Huckleberry Finn and Jim, a runaway slave, find life filled with excitement and the spirit of adventure. Join Huck and Jim and their old friend Tom Sawyer as they come up against low-down thieves and murderers, whilst being chased by Huck's evil, drunken father who is after Huck's treasure. While being an absolutely fabulous read, as Mark Twain always is, this book delves more deeply into the intricacies of human nature than its companion, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Through his friend Jim, Huck comes face to face with the issue of slavery and personal freedom and though Huck begins to think for himself and form his own opinions, they are still strongly flavored with a young boy's humor.