Today, let me introduce you to one of the greatest American authors ever: Mark Twain. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist.
He wrote some famous novels such as «The Adventures of Tom Sawyer», and the novel I have chosen for you in this entry: «The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn», which is considered » The Great American Novel».
One of its main features is that was written in vernacular English and its pages are full of local words and expressions. It is told in first person by the main character, «Huck» Finn, a brave and poor boy who lost his mother and is brought up by his drunk and violent father.
The novel is popular for its descriptions of people and places along the Mississippi River as well as for being a satire of several attitudes, particularly racism.
At the beginning of the story, Huck explains how he is placed under the guardianship of the Widow Douglas, who is attempting to «sivilize» him and teach him religion. Huck finds civilized life confining and everything changes when he meets the runaway slave called Jim.
The rest of the novel is a succession of unforgettable adventures that you should read if you want to spend a good time. I am sure you will become a great admirer of Huckleberry Finn´s wisdom and bravery.