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'''''Huckleberry Finn '''''is a [[novel]] by [[Mark Twain]].
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[[File:HuckleberryFinn1884.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Front cover of the 1884 first edition of ''Adventures of Huckleberry Finn''.]]
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'''''Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ''''', often referred to simply as '''''Huckleberry Finn''''', is a [[novel]] by [[Mark Twain]] which was first published in 1884.
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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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==Adaptations==
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Multiple movies and plays have been based on this book.
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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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{{Symbolism|The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn}}
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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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===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://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Huckleberry_Finn ''The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'' by Mark Twain] on Wikisource
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* [http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/Twa2Huc.html ''Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'' by Mark Twain] 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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*Free public domain audiobook of ''[https://librivox.org/the-adventures-of-huckleberry-finn-by-mark-twain/ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn]'' from LibriVox.
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HuckleberryFinn1884

Front cover of the 1884 first edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , often referred to simply as Huckleberry Finn, is a novel by Mark Twain which was first published in 1884.

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

BannedEdit

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]

NoticeEdit

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 summaryEdit

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.

AdaptationsEdit

Multiple movies and plays have been based on this book.

TriviaEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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

External linksEdit

God speaks in His creation
Symbolism Wiki has a related article about Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Study guidesEdit

Electronic copiesEdit

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