Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Book Review by supercalifragilistic

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
This paper offers an analysis of Mark Twain's the 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'.
# 96760 | 1,609 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 14, 2007 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , Sociology (General)

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In this essay the writer notes that today, an author might be hard pressed to portray an adolescent boy with a penchant for mischief and adventure as being the most important, insightful and objective spokesman for an entire generation. The writer points out that in his masterpiece, 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn', Mark Twain, accomplished just that. This paper provides an overview of Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn', followed by an analysis of the book's philosophical message. A summary of the research and important findings are provided in the conclusion. The writer concludes that American students will likely be reading and writing about Huckleberry Finn as long as the United States endures, because it represents an important commentary on the nation's colorful but sometimes-violent and cruel history.

Review and Analysis
Background and Overview
Historical and Biographical Factors

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bercovitch, S. (1999). What's funny about Huckleberry Finn. New England Review, 20(1), 8.
  • Champion, L. (1991). Critical response to Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
  • Durway, J. D. (2005, April). Huck and Jim on the river. Appleseeds, 7(8), 24.
  • Mensh, E., & Mensh, H. (2000). Black, white, and Huckleberry Finn: Re-imagining the American dream. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.
  • Twain, Mark. (2007). In Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved January 22, 2007, from Encyclopaedia Britannica Online:

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