Adventures Of Huck Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written by Mark Twain. Mark Twain, born

Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835, led one of the most exciting and adventuresome
of literary lives. Raised in the river town of Hannibal, Missouri, Twain had to
leave school at age twelve to seek work. He was successively a journeyman
printer, a steamboat pilot, a halfhearted Confederate soldier (no more than a
few weeks), and a prospector, miner and reporter in the western territories. His
experiences furnished him with a wide knowledge of humanity, as well as with the
perfect grasp of local customs and speech, which exhibits itself so well in his
writing. With the publication in 1865 of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of

Calaveras County, Twain gained national attention as a frontier humorist, and
the best-selling Innocents Abroad solidified his fame. But it was not until Life
on the Mississippi (1883), and finally, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
(1885), that the literary establishment recognized him as one of the greatest
writers America would ever produce. Toward the end of his life, plagued by
personal tragedy and financial failure, Mark Twain grew more and more
pessimistic-an outlook not alleviated by his natural skepticism and sarcasm.

From this last period, only the stories The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and

The Mysterious Stranger match his earlier work in brilliance. Though his fame
continued to widen-Yale and Oxford awarded him honorary degrees-Twain spent his
last years in gloom and exasperation, writing fables about "the damned human
race." Characters ·Tom Sawyer- Tom is a friend of Huckleberry Finn. Tom has
an extraordinary imagination. ·Huckleberry Finn- Huck is the main character of
the story. His mother is dead and father is a drunk and abuses him. ·Jim- Jim
is the slave of Miss Watson. He is very superstitious and believes in witches.
·The King- The King is a bum that, after hearing the other bum say that he was
a duke, said that he was the King. Huck and Jim just go along with it so it
would not start trouble. ·The Duke- The Duke is a bum. He pretends that he is
the rightful Duke of Bilgewater. Summary Huckleberry Finn is a child around the
age of 14. He lives along the Mississippi River with Miss Watson. She is his
guardian, because his mother is dead and his father is a drunk. His father
abuses him. When Huck’s father comes to town and hears that his son is going
to inherit six thousand dollars, he wants custody of Huck. Every once in a while
he will get drunk and argue with the judge. Finally, Huck’s father takes Huck
back. He runs away and makes it look like he was killed while his father was
out. He took a boat and went floating down the Mississippi. He stops a

Jackson’s Island thinking that he was going to live there. He finds Miss

Watson’s slave, Jim on the island. She was going to sell Jim so he ran away.

Jim was scared to death, because he thought that Huck was a ghost. Everyone
thought that he was dead. Huck went ashore, disguised, to find out if anyone was
looking for them. He found out that they were going to go to the island to look
for Jim. They immediately left the island. They had many adventures while
floating down the river towards Jim’s freedom. They met two bandits who
claimed that they were a Duke and a King. These bandits scammed every town they
came across for money. At one point they get discovered for being frauds
claiming that they were the brothers of a dead man and came to get there share
in his will. Huck escapes and later runs into the Duke and the King again. They
use a paper they made at one of there stops to suggest that Jim was a runaway.

They sold him for 40 dollars. Huck is determined to set Jim free again. He goes
to the farm where Jim is held captive and is mistaken for Tom Sawyer but goes
along with it to find out about Jim. Later on Tom comes to the house and covers
for Huck by saying that he was Sid Sawyer and they wanted to surprise them. As
time passes, Tom and Huck make plan to set Jim free. Huck figures out a simple
plan to help their friend. But Tom, with his extraordinary imagination, wasn’t
satisfied one bit. His devised a plan that was more dangerous and consisted of
many unnecessary elements. Huck went along with it anyway to make Tom happy.