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‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’, a novel by Mark Twain, was published in the United Kingdom in 1884 and in the United States in 1885. The
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u2018Adventures of Huckleberry Finnu2019, a novel by Mark Twain, was published in the United Kingdom in 1884 and in the United States in 1885. The booku2019s 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 are both broadly comic and subtly ironic.

Huck runs away from his abusive father and, with his companion, the runaway slave Jim, makes 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

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. The booku2019s pages are dotted with idyllic descriptions of the great river and the surrounding forests, and Hucku2019s good nature and unconscious humour permeate the whole. 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.

Together with Twainu2019s novel u2018The Adventures of Tom Sawyeru2019 (1876), u2018Adventures of Huckleberry Finnu2019 changed the course of childrenu2019s literature in the United States as well as of American literature generally

Together with Twainu2019s novel u2018The Adventures of Tom Sawyeru2019 (1876), u2018Adventures of Huckleberry Finnu2019 changed the course of childrenu2019s literature in the United States as well as of American literature generally, presenting the first deeply felt portrayal of boyhood. It is a classic of American realism both for this portrayal and for Twainu2019s depiction of the pre-Civil War South, especially through his use of dialect. This realism was the source of controversy that developed concerning the book in the late 20th century. Despite Hucku2019s friendship with Jim, the book was felt to be racist by some who considered the language offensive. Nevertheless, the publication in 2011, of a bowdlerized version of the novel generated debate and was considered by many to be every bit as unacceptable as the original.

Source: Britannica; All Images: Google

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