Huck is a young, naive white boy fleeing from his drunken, dangerous Pa and Jim is a runaway slave longing to be reunited with his family.
Flung together by circumstance, they journey down the Mississippi together on a log raft, each in search of his own definition of freedom.
Their daring adventures along the way provide both entertainment and a satirical look at the moral values of the Deep South of the 1800s.
About the Author
Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Often called America's greatest satirist, he is best known for his novels The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, The Prince And The Pauper, and A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court. Born in 1835, Twain died in 1910.
"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn...There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since" -- Ernest Hemingway "The quintessential American novel" Guardian "It is Huck who gives the book style. The River gives the book its form. But for the River, the book might be only a sequence of adventures with a happy ending. A river, a very big and powerful river, is the only natural force that can wholly determine the course of human peregrination... Thus the River makes the book a great book... Mark Twain is a native, and the River God is his God" -- T.S. Eliot "The invention of this language, with all its implications, gave a new dimension to our literature. It is a language capable of poetry" -- Robert Penn Warren "Running all through the book is the sharpest satire on the ante-bellum estimate of the slave" San Francisco Chronicle
Series: Vintage Classics
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 6th December 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.1 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.255