Premium Content Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" as a Literary Response to Harriette Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
By Anonymous - November 12, 2002
When Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn after the Civil War, it was in part a response to Harriet Beecher Stowe's pre-Civil War novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin. While supporting many of Stowe's claims and motives, Twain also found fault in several aspects of her writing. For example, Twain undoubtedly agreed with Stowe's anti-slavery…
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