Mark Twain, one of America's most beloved and prolific authors, published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on this day in 1885. Huckleberry Finn was Tom Sawyer's best friend and the hero in Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). The adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a much more serious work, focusing on the horrors of slavery and life in the antebellum South. The story centers on Huck, who travels with his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi on a raft.
Jim has escaped from his owner, who is about to sell him. The sale would separate
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