The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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dc.title Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
dc.creator Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
dc.subject Runaway children—Fiction; Fugitive slaves—Fiction; Friendship—Fiction; Race relations—Fiction; Mississippi River—Fiction LCSH
dc.description Huck Finn, trying to escape his abusive father, teams up with runaway slave Jim as they raft down the Mississippi River together in the 1840s.
dc.publisher Dover Publications
dc.contributor Mark Twain 05-26-1994 W3CDTF
dc.type Text DCMIType
dc.format Softcover book, 224 pages long, 0.8 x 5.2 x 8.5 in.
dc.identifier ISBN-13 978-0486280615
dc.language en-US RFC4646
dc.relation The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; originally published by Charles L. Webster and Co., New York: 1885
dc.coverage 1885-1994
dc.rights All rights reserved


“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” tells the story of Huck Finn, a white boy who runs away from his abusive father with Jim, a runaway slave. Together, the two travel down the Mississippi River on a raft, encountering racism and attitudes toward slavery and freedom in the American South of the 1840s. Despite its negative attitude toward slavery, the book has been frequently banned for racism and offensive language (Banned Books Week) due to Twain’s unflinching portrayal of 1840s Missouri and the realities of slavery.


Works cited: “Banned Books That Shaped America.” Web. 25 Apr. 2016.