The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Author:Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the story of Huck and Jim - white orphan boy and black slave - who are fugitive partners down the Mississippi river. Twain speaks to schoolchild and scholar, and novelist and ordinary reader alike. For who cannot share in these great adventures, as the companions slip in and out of little towns - one step ... more »ahead of disaster - to ultimate freedom?
Twain, a master of the memorable phrase, chose to close Huckleberry Finn with a line so famous that it has all but become an American motto: "But I reckon I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilise me, and I can't stand it. I been there before."« less