By Mark Twain
Garnished with the main points that Mark Twain accumulated in the course of his personal travels up and down the luxurious and changeable Mississippi River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn presents an unprecedented glimpse into the pre-Civil warfare South as runaway Huck Finn – a white boy – groups up with fugitive grownup slave Jim as they flee by way of raft at the river. lengthy essentially the most challenged or banned books because of racist language, Twain’s novel will be learn as an indictment of unenlightened nineteenth-century pondering or as a heartbreaking coming-of-age novel, yet what’s undisputed is the novel’s place as probably the most influential books in American literature.
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