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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
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Nov 16, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, adventure, american-history, historical-satire, humor, humorous, mississippi-valley, missouri, satire, social-justice
Recommended for: just about everybody
read count: many times

A multi-layered book. On one level it is a fabulous childrens' story about the adventures of a feral boy on a river. It is the philosophical and social insights, and Huck's moral dilemmas, that elevate this book to a higher plane and make it a classic, suitable for readers of all ages. How different from the one dimensional "Adventures of Tom Sawyer!" The plot is delicious, though it stretches probabilty at times. Robert Louis Stevenson said that with a good plot a book will write itself. This is such a book. With barbed humor worthy of a great satirist. It is a book about freedom, Jim’s quest for it and Huck’s overabundance of it. Huck was free from food, shelter, parental care, and social support on his own terms.
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“All right, then, I'll go to hell.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


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