By Mark Twain, published 1st June 2017
'All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. It's the best book we've had.' Ernest Hemingway
To escape from his abusive father, 13-year-old Huckleberry Finn fakes his own death and floats away on a raft down the Mississippi with Jim, a runaway slave. In a series of unforgettable adventures narrated by Huck, they encounter a cross-section of characters from slave-hunters, thieves and conmen to feuding aristocrats and even some relatives of Tom Sawyer.
Ground-breaking in its vernacular English language, it is still considered one of the great American novels of all-time and a rite of passage for any fiction reader.
Mark Twain was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, often called 'The Great American Novel'. He has been lauded as both the greatest American humorist of his age, and the father of American literature.