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'''''The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ''''', often referred to sumply as '''''Huckleberry Finn''''', is a [[novel]] by [[Mark Twain]]. [[File:Huckleberry-finn-dvdcover.jpg|thumb|200px|The cover of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]]
 
'''''The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ''''', often referred to sumply as '''''Huckleberry Finn''''', is a [[novel]] by [[Mark Twain]]. [[File:Huckleberry-finn-dvdcover.jpg|thumb|200px|The cover of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]]
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Huck Finn is the [[protagonist]]. One of his friends is Tom Sawyer (from ''[[The Adventures of Tom Sawyer]]'').
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==Banned==
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The story is written in dialect and uses language which some people consider offensive. It also shows some of the contradictions in the U.S., a country which lauds freedom, but where slavery was permitted long after it had been banned other places, where "all men are created equal", but racism is rampant. The language, violence and examples of hypocrisy have gotten the book banned in many places. According to ''Banned in the U.S.A'' by Herbert N. Foerstel as quoted on About.com it is the fourth most commonly banned book (in the U.S.).<ref>''Banned in the U.S.A'' by Herbert N. Foerstel as quoted on [http://712educators.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=712educators&cdn=education&tm=109&f=20&su=p284.12.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=0&st=10&zu=http%3A//www.nytimes.com/library/cyber/nation/082297nation%252Dlist.html 50 Most Frequently Banned Books]" by Jason Chervokas & Tom Watson on About.com]</ref>
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==Notice==
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At the beginning of the book before the story begins, there is a notice:
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:PERSONS attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
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==Plot summary==
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After having found gold with his friend Tom Sawyer at the end of their adventures, the gold is put into a trust account. Huck goes to live at the home of the Widow Douglas. Her sister, Miss Watson, and the widow's slave, Jim, also live there. Huck and Jim run away together, traveling on the Mississippi.
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(more later)
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==Trivia==
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Although many consider this a key work in American (U.S.) literature, it was first published in England.
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===References===
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==External links==
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* About.com's article: [http://712educators.about.com/cs/bannedbooks/a/bookbanning.htm Censorship and Book Banning in America]: Taking Stock by Melissa Kelly
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* {{w-ref|Adventures of Huckleberry Finn}}
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===Study guides===
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* [[SparkNotes]] on ''[http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/huckfinn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]''
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* ''[http://www.gradesaver.com/the-adventures-of-huckleberry-finn/ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]'' on GrAdeSave.com
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* [[CliffsNotes]] on ''[http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/literature/The-Adventures-of-Huckleberry-Finn-The-Adventures-of-Huckleberry-Finn-at-a-Glance.id-20.html The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]''
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===Electronic copies===
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* [http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/Twa2Huc.html Adventures of Huckleberry Finn] is posted on the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library
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* [http://www.literature.org/authors/twain-mark/huckleberry/ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain] on Literature.org, or "The Online Literature Library"
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* American Literature .com has [http://www.americanliterature.com/Twain/TheAdventuresofHuckleberryFinn/TheAdventuresofHuckleberryFinn.html The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain]
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Revision as of 18:54, January 7, 2012

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , often referred to sumply as Huckleberry Finn, is a novel by Mark Twain.
Huckleberry-finn-dvdcover

The cover of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Huck Finn is the protagonist. One of his friends is Tom Sawyer (from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer).

Banned

The story is written in dialect and uses language which some people consider offensive. It also shows some of the contradictions in the U.S., a country which lauds freedom, but where slavery was permitted long after it had been banned other places, where "all men are created equal", but racism is rampant. The language, violence and examples of hypocrisy have gotten the book banned in many places. According to Banned in the U.S.A by Herbert N. Foerstel as quoted on About.com it is the fourth most commonly banned book (in the U.S.).[1]

Notice

At the beginning of the book before the story begins, there is a notice:

PERSONS attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.

Plot summary

After having found gold with his friend Tom Sawyer at the end of their adventures, the gold is put into a trust account. Huck goes to live at the home of the Widow Douglas. Her sister, Miss Watson, and the widow's slave, Jim, also live there. Huck and Jim run away together, traveling on the Mississippi.

(more later)

Trivia

Although many consider this a key work in American (U.S.) literature, it was first published in England.

References

  1. Banned in the U.S.A by Herbert N. Foerstel as quoted on 50 Most Frequently Banned Books" by Jason Chervokas & Tom Watson on About.com]
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