Revered by all of the town's children and dreaded by all of its mothers, Huckleberry Finn is indisputably the most appealing child-hero in American literature.
Unlike the tall-tale, idyllic world of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn is firmly grounded in early reality. From the abusive drunkard who serves as Huckleberry's father to Huck's first tentative grappling with issues of personal liberty and the unknown, Huckleberry Finn endeavors to delve quite a bit deeper into the complexities - both joyful and tragic of life.
"American literature began with Huckleberry Finn." (Ernest Hemingway)
"This required standard of American literature is brought to life for students. A wonderful selection for school libraries." (School Library Journal)
Thomas Becker is a Shakespearean actor and high school teacher.