In this novel, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have returned to their hometown considerably better off than they left. Sadly, this money brings little in the way of happiness for Huckleberry Finn. He's living a sedate and restrictive life under the guardianship of an old lady, the widow Douglas, when his wicked father turns up - not attracted by any feelings of love for responsibility towards his son, but towards the large fortune he now possesses.
His father drags Huckleberry Finn out to his backwoods cabin where the drunken Sot beats and thrashes him blue. Close to suicidal and desperate, Huckleberry fakes his own death to escape his wicked parent and goes on the run. While on the lam he meets the widow's slave, Jim, who has also fled his mistress.
Jim was about to be sold to a Southern plantation owner where his conditions would've deteriorated rapidly. Huckleberry and Jim take up together and go on the run looking for a way to sail up the Mississippi and reach the northern free states, where Jim might be able to buy back his family, also enslaved.
It is a classic tract which explores the evils of slavery, and how such a wicked institution could've existed in a supposed democracy where all men were equal. The language is rather dated, and may offend modern sensibilities - but the message is timeless and still pertinent in a planet where many in the third world slave away for pennies at an age where they should be in school, so that their richer, civilised counterparts may wear five dollar T-shirts and flash latest piece of technology with an i- shoved in front of it.
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