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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s 1885 novel condemning the institutionalized racism of the pre-Civil War South is among the most celebrated works of American fiction. Twain’s story of a runaway boy and an escaped slave’s travels on the Mississippi plumbs the essential meaning of freedom. Read a character analysis of Huck, plot summary, and important quotes.

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