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Adventures of Huck Finn: Introduction
Adventures of Huck Finn: Plot Summary
Adventures of Huck Finn: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Adventures of Huck Finn: Themes
Adventures of Huck Finn: Quotes
Adventures of Huck Finn: Characters
Adventures of Huck Finn: Symbols
Adventures of Huck Finn: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Mark Twain
Historical Context of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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- Full Title: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- Where Written: Hartford, Connecticut, and Quarry Farm, located in Elmira, New York
- When Published: 1884 in England; 1885 in the United States of America
- Literary Period: Social realism (Reconstruction Era in United States)
- Genre: Children’s novel / satirical novel
- Setting: On and around the Mississippi River in the American South
- Climax: Jim is sold back into bondage by the duke and king
- Antagonist: Pap, the duke and king, society in general
- Point of View: First person limited, from Huck Finn’s perspective
Extra Credit for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Dialect. Mark Twain composed Huckleberry using not a high literary style but local dialects that he took great pains to reproduce with his idiosyncratic spelling and grammar.
Reception. A very important 20th-century novelist, Ernest Hemingway, considered Huckleberry Finn to be the best and most influential American novel ever written.