The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn PDF book can be downloaded from this page. This is one of the Great English Novels of America as well as the literature. First published in 1884 in the UK while in the US it was published in 1885. This was the sequel to another superb novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Thus its author was Mark Twain.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn book review
In his magnum opus Twain masterly explores some topics such as racism, religion, slavery and freedom. He wrote it in a way that made it controversial after publication. Several times it had been banned from public libraries.
Although the themes of the novel are race and identity, however the other notable thing is the complex character of Jim. Some critics remarked that Jim is not brainless and he is more good-hearted than the other negative characters. They also condemned on contemptuous behavior with Jim for his stereotype thinking, ignorance and superstitions. Where a lot of people criticized it for racism they also accused it for the repeated use of “N” word.
A short look on the story
The story is told in the first-person dialect. It is about a 13 year old Huck Finn. His boozy father abuses him. One day when his father was beating him badly, he sets an act of his fake death and escapes from home. He starts traveling along with the Mississippi river where he meets with Jim, who is a runaway slave. Jim’s owner wanted to sell him so he also escapes and wants to go north. Both go together and during their journey they encounter criminals, con artists, slave suppliers and a family that involves a deadly feud. In a meantime, Tom Sawyer also enters and joins them. You will enjoy the way how Huck narrates the absurd actions of Tom Sawyer.
There are several comic scenes when you will fail to stop yourself from laughing loud. While its sad situations can also make you cry. You will really enjoy the poetic depictions of places along with the Mississippi River. While its satirical narration of living in small cities of 19th century’s America will also entertain you. You will not realize how much useful knowledge you have gained during the study of this exciting classic book. With a lot of entertaining moments, when a reader finishes reading this novel, he feels that he has really read a classic.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn conveys a clear anti-racist message. The best lesson of the novel is that all human beings are equal. The author delivers this wonderful message by showing a continuous change of Huck’s behavior with Jim. Throughout his adventure, Huck’s conscience remains in a war condition. He seriously thinks about right and wrong. At last he stops treating Jim as a slave and considers him an equal human.