The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Modern American (1885)
1. The Author and His Times
Mark Twain, the pen name of Samuel Clemens, was born in Florida, Missouri in 1835. When he was four, his family moved to Hannibal, Missouri, the setting for many of his books. His father died when he was 12. After his father died, he went to work as a printer¹s apprentice and eventually as a printer in Missouri, St. Louis, and New York often
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of the novel and begins to think that Jim¹s life is worth saving.
16. Additional comments
While Huck Finn was rather humorous and fun to read, it is said to have contained much of Twain¹s philosophy on society and culture. While I did see much of Twain¹s idea about society, because of the nature of the book, it remains hard for me to see it as more than a children¹s adventure story.