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'An illustration Huckleberry Finn by Edward Windsor Kemble'
An illustration Huckleberry Finn by Edward Windsor Kemble

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Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn
In every generation writers joke about writing the "great American novel." But Mark Twain really did. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, published in 1884, is considered by most to be Twain's masterpiece. The story follows Huck Finn as he helps Jim, a runaway slave, to escape along the Mississippi River. The novel is filled with rich descriptions of the river and the colorful people who lived along it. He also employed humor to involve his readers in issues of justice and morality. What else helped make this book so well loved?
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