the adventures of huckleberry finn Author:Mark Twain to escape the beatings of his brutal drunken father,huck finn fakes his own murder,fleeing to the sanctuary of the mississippi.but his journey becomes a dark odyssey when huck joins forces with jim, avery different runaway-jim is a fugitive slave,helping him seek freedom is a hanging crime.refugees in their own land,their tiny storm tossed raft ... more »takes huck and jim into a hidden america of good and evil,kindness and blood fueds,fools,theives abd murderers, con men and kings.and in a world of lies and perils,a rogue might save jim and huck's lives-but a friend might unknowingly,seal their death warrants.« less
I had read it when I was younger and wanted to read as a adult. Just wonderful Mr Twain sure knew how to write. Just picks you up and sets you down in a different time. I could feel the heat, feel the river and so enjoyed it.
While this book is considered a classic against not only slavery, but the stupidity of humanity, I'm not certain it isn't overrated. That said, Mark Twain's insightful and well-placed barbs do provide amusement and a stinging critique of society post-Civil War. I also like it just because people have tried to ban it.