huckleberry finn, the adventures of

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Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of (1884)

A novel by Mark Twain. Huckleberry Finn, a boy running away from his father, and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, take to the Mississippi River on a raft. Eventually Jim is captured, and Huck helps him escape. The lessons Huck learns about life are a prevailing theme of the book.

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