Huck Finn's Adventure
This book was about a rich boy named Huck Finn who just made his fortune finding buried treasure with a boy named Tom Sawyer. The book about Tom should be read before this for Huck Finn picks up where Tom Sawyer left off (itıs the sequel). Back to Huck, he was taken in by a widow who wouldnıt let him smoke or have any fun, for she was very conservative. He was taken in because his father was a violent man who smoked and got drunk a lot and he was never around. Huck was tired of being rich and he was ready to give his fortune to the town judge who was his friend and money manager. Meanwhile, his father had found out about his sonıs fortune and came for him. He did not kidnap him, for Huck was his son; but he kept him locked in a cabin day and night, letting Huck rarely be out on his own. Some days, he finds a bit of time outside though and thatıs where he finds a wooden canoe floating down the Mississippi. He is then ready to prepare the evidence of his death.
The book also features a man of color named Jim, a slave longing for freedom. He was actually Ms. Watsonıs slave and Miss Watson was the Widowıs sister. He too is unhappy with his life and one day everyone is out of his house and he decides to escape.
Well, it just so happens that they flee to the same island, Jacksonıs Island. They meet up with each other and of course Jimıs scared because he knows Huck should be dead and Huck was shocked when he heard that Jim had ran away, for as you might or might not know, this book was written in a time where slavery was okay, especially in the south. As Huck says later in the book after he makes an important decision about whether he should send a letter saying he knows where Jim is or not," All right, then, Iıll go to Hell," read the book and youıll know what he means. Anyway, theyıre scared, but they make friends and they row down the Mississippi together, having amazing adventures and picking up a "king" and "princ"²-I'd call them con artists though on the way.
With these in con artists they go through towns doing theater and making money. They find out information though one town that will help them with one big con, one big sting. It is to play the part of two uncles that are supposed to inherit a lot of money. Youıll find out if their identities pass through the people who knew the uncles if you read the book. Meanwhile, Huck goes to save Jim and needs to become a new identity himself.
I have an interest in classics, I read many of them, and Huck Finn definitely surpassed my standards. It was well written by Mark Twain, as was its prequel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer which as I said earlier, you should read before you read this book as I did since it sets this book up, but if you donıt you wont be that lost. Everything written is clever and suspenseful with a clear theme of fun running through it. Their is a bit of everything in this novel and if you want to read a good book, read this.