Title: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Author: Mark Twain
Original language: English
Translation(s): 65 languages
Context: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) is a translated novel by Mark Twain. The novel is also called Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The adventures are recounted in the novel by a nineteenth-century boy named Huck from a Mississippi River town. The entire novel is permeated with unconscious humour and good nature of Huck and idyllic presentations of the surrounding forests and the magnificent Mississippi River.
Synopsis: Huck escapes from his abusive father and along with Jim one runaway slave, he adventurously travels on a raft down the Mississippi River. They make frequent and long voyages down the river. They come across a family involved in a bitter dispute. They also run into two unscrupulous people who pretend to be people from a royal family. The boy also meets the aunt of Tom Sawyer who mistakes him for Tom.
Huckleberry Finn, the young narrator of the book delivers a vernacular and artless speech which adapts well to the vivid character depictions, the poetic and detailed descriptions of the scenes and narrative interpretations which are indirectly clever, ironic and broadly comic, both. Huck portrays the entire range of character types, in fact every class of people residing on or along the Mississippi River. All the experiences Huck encounters help him to not only love and respect his companion Jim but also overcome traditional racial detriment as well. Human cruelty and effects of a corrupt society is also one thread that runs all through their innumerable adventures.
Other works by the Author:
1889 – A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
1883 – Life on the Mississippi
1865 – The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
1869 – The Innocents Abroad
1872 – Roughing It – Volume II
1873 – The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today
1875 – Sketches New and Old
1880 – A Tramp Abroad
1892 – The American Claimant
1893 – The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson
1894 – Tom Sawyer Abroad
1896 – Tom Sawyer Detective
1897 – Following the equator-a journey around the world
1899 – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
1901 -1Extracts from Adam’s Diary
1902 – A Double Barrelled Detective Story
1903 – A Dog’s Tale
1905 – Eve’s Diary
1906 – Mark Twain’s own autobiography
1906 – A Horse’s Tale
1906 – What is Man?
1907 – Christian Science
1909 – Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven
1916 – The Mysterious Stranger
1945 – A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage
1962 – Letters from the Earth
1979 – The complete short stories of Mark Twain
2009 – Who Is Mark Twain?