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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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  • Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling.

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A nineteenth-century boy from a Mississippi River town recounts his adventures as he travels down the river with a runaway slave, encountering a family involved in a feud, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer’s aunt who mistakes him for Tom.

The story follows Huckleberry Finn, a young boy and the narrator, who escapes from his abusive father and embarks on a journey down the Mississippi River. Along the way, he meets Jim, a runaway slave who is seeking freedom. Together, they encounter various characters and have numerous adventures, including encounters with con artists, feuding families, and other colorful figures.

The novel explores themes such as racism, freedom, and the hypocrisy of society. Through Huck’s experiences and his evolving relationship with Jim, Twain offers a scathing critique of the institution of slavery and the deep-seated prejudices of the time.

Despite its critical acclaim and enduring popularity, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” has also been the subject of controversy due to its language and portrayal of race. Twain’s use of dialect and racial stereotypes has led to debates over whether the novel should be taught in schools and how it should be interpreted in modern contexts.

Overall, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” remains a classic of American literature, celebrated for its humor, its insight into human nature, and its exploration of complex moral issues.

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  • Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling.

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