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huck finn review

“The San Francisco Chronicle” pronounced Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn his most notable and well written books. The Mississippi region isfar better depicted in this novel than in his earlier Life on the Mississippi. Anaccurate account is made of the lifestyle and times of the Southwest nearly fiftyyears prior to the construction of the novel. Twain does a remarkable job enticing the reader into the adventures of twoboys, Huck and Tom, and a runaway Negro, Jim, while also covertly implanting hismessages and morals in the text. The most pleasing parts of the story are those Twaindescribes in detail. Detail is also exceptionally displayed in the illustrations hepaints of the characters. Pap, Huck’s father, is one of the prime examples. Twain hasthe ability to create a portrait in short sketches as well as long. It is this ability thatpulls the reader into the great American story.Along with detail and concise character depiction, Twain intertwines humor. The Duke and the King contribute to some of the most amusing humor throughoutthe course of their “work” trying to imitate heirs of the late Peter Wilks. It is “fertilityand luck” that salvage them from exposure. It is all the close calls of near discoveryfrom each character’s fraud that moves the story along. With out the suspense theplot would be dull. Every person who endulges in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn willcommend the story as exceptional literature. The humor and precise depiction of thetime, life, place, and people will all contribute to this conclusion. The story is “wellgotten up” and “fun.”...

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