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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Lesson Plan

Introduction to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first released in Britain in Dec 1884 and in the USA in Feb 1885. It is generally considered in the canon of great American books. The novel is written in the regional dialects of the American mid-south and deep south. The story is about Huck Finn, a character already developed in Twain’s earlier novel, [I]Tom Sawyer[/I].

The book is famous for its vibrant descriptions of people and locations along the Mississippi River. The author satirizes the southeast part of the USA at the time of the story, and throws light on how the antebellum community reacts to change and tradition. In many ways, the novel works as a form of social...

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