The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain and direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places and is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.
A nineteenth-century boy from a Mississippi River town recounts his adventures as he travels down the river with a runaway slave, encountering a family involved in a feud, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer’s aunt who mistakes him for Tom.
Perennially popular with readers, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has also been the continued object of study by literary critics since its publication. The book was widely criticized upon release because of its extensive use of coarse language. Throughout the 20th century, and despite arguments that the protagonist and the tenor of the book are anti-racist, criticism of the book continued due to both its perceived use of racial stereotypes and its frequent use of the racial slur “nigger”