What happens when Huck, Tom Swayer’s friend sets a trek down the Mississippi River?
Set in a time before the American Civil War, Huckleberry Finn narrates the story of a thirteen-year-old boy, Huck, in the town of St. Petersburg Missouri. He lives with Aunt Douglas a widow who adopts him when she learns that his drunk Pap won’t let him through schooling. She shares a house with her sister, Miss Watson. Jim is Miss Watson’s slave who is a kind friend of Huck.
The story begins with a short reference to its prequel ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer‘ where he says about the money which the robbers hid in the cave and how he hands it over to Judge Thatcher, he puts it out at interest earning them a dollar a day. Though not thrilled with the living conditions, he gets accustomed there. This is when his Pap kidnaps him and takes him to a shack across the river and beating becomes a continuous routine there. The strained child sketches a clever plan to escape from this abuse and starts his journey filled with adventure.
His journey will take you to several places in America along the river Mississippi together with his growing friendship with Jim, the slave who he meets in Johnson Island. What will they face together? How will they handle the crisis they are in?
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn brought out by Mango, is a part of Wink Classics Series. It aims to bring the great texts of literature in a crisp format.