The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain (1835–1910), originally published in 1885. The novel’s story is told from the perspective of Huck Finn, a character who first appeared in Twain’s earlier work The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was an innovative novel for several reasons. Among these were its blurring of the line between fact and fiction and use of local phrases and dialects in its narration. Although common in modern novels, these features were unusual and striking in Twain’s era. Many educators and book lovers consider Adventures of Huckleberry Finn one of the great classics of American literature, although its portrayal of racism has caused significant controversy. Mark Twain was born Samuel Clemens...

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  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Novel)
  • Author

    • Twain, Mark
  • Published

    • January 01, 1884
  • Genre

    • Novel
  • Language

    • English
  • Major Characters

    • Douglas, Widow (Fictional character)

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