Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain

The story begins in fictional St. Petersburg, Missouri, on the shores of the Mississippi River, sometime between 1835 (when the first steamboat sailed down the Mississippi and 1845. Two young boys, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, have each come into a considerable sum of money as a result of their earlier adventures. Huck has been placed under the guardianship of the Widow Douglas, who, together with her sister, Miss Watson, are attempting to “sivilize” him.

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Huck appreciates their efforts, but finds civilized life confining. In the beginning of the story, Tom Sawyer helps Huck escape at night from the house, past Miss Watson’s slave, Jim. They meet up with Tom Sawyer’s self-proclaimed gang, who plot to carry out adventurous crimes.

Life is changed by the sudden appearance of his shiftless father “Pap,” an abusive parent and drunkard. Although Huck is successful in preventing his Pap from acquiring his fortune, Pap forcibly gains custody of Huck and the two move to the backwoods where Huck is kept locked inside his father’s cabin. Equally dissatisfied with life with his father, Huck escapes from the cabin, elaborately fakes his own death, and sets off down the Mississippi River.

This is a story of this teen-aged misfit who finds himself floating on a raft down the Mississippi River with Jim. In the course of their perilous journey, Huck and Jim meet adventure, danger, and a cast of characters who are sometimes menacing and often hilarious.

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990 High School 360 Adventure 2010 1904633463


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