The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain
List(s):"Racine Library List"
"Carp 500"
Category: "Fiction - Adventure"
Year of Publication:1884
Date Read:09/06/1996
Notes:Huck runs away from his abusive father and finds himself in the company of Jim, a slave who ran away to avoid being sold down the river away from his wife. The two find a raft and drift down the Mississippi, finding trouble and adventure, most notably with the Duke and Dauphin, two con men plying their craft. They turn in Jim for a $40 reward, and Huck sets out to free him, finding himself in the company of Tom Sawyer at Tom's relatives' house. The two boys go to all sorts of trouble to free Jim. Tom is shot and the boys are found out, but it turns out Jim is has been freed anyway and all ends well.
My Rating: 8

Reviews for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Review - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The

I've read it twice before, but I enjoyed it more this time, mostly because I wasn't in a hurry and let the story unfold. It got a little silly at the end when Tom Sawyer got involved, but otherwise was an interesting look at life along the river pre-Civil War.
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