In Missouri[ edit ] The story begins in fictional St. Petersburg, Missouri based on the actual town of Hannibal, Missourion the shore of the Mississippi River "forty to fifty years ago" the novel having been published in Huckleberry "Huck" Finn the protagonist and first-person narrator and his friend, Thomas "Tom" Sawyer, have each come into a considerable sum of money as a result of their earlier adventures detailed in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Both novels are set in the town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, which lies on the banks of the Mississippi River. As a result of his adventure, Huck gained quite a bit of money, which the bank held for him in trust.
Huck was adopted by the Widow Douglas, a kind but stifling woman who lives with her sister, the self-righteous Miss Watson. As Huckleberry Finn opens, Huck is none too thrilled with his new life of cleanliness, manners, church, and school.
This effort fails miserably, and Pap soon returns to his old ways. Finally, outraged when the Widow Douglas warns him to stay away from her house, Pap kidnaps Huck and holds him in a cabin across the river from St.
Whenever Pap goes out, he locks Huck in the cabin, and when he returns home drunk, he beats the boy. Tired of his confinement and fearing the beatings will worsen, Huck escapes from Pap by faking his own death, killing a pig and spreading its blood all over the cabin.
Jim has run away from Miss Watson after hearing her talk about selling him to a plantation down the river, where he would be treated horribly and separated from his wife and children.
While they camp out on the island, a great storm causes the Mississippi to flood. Huck and Jim spy a log raft and a house floating past the island. They capture the raft and loot the house, finding in it the body of a man who has been shot.
Although the island is blissful, Huck and Jim are forced to leave after Huck learns from a woman onshore that her husband has seen smoke coming from the island and believes that Jim is hiding out there.
Huck and Jim start downriver on the raft, intending to leave it at the mouth of the Ohio River and proceed up that river by steamboat to the free states, where slavery is prohibited. Louis, and they have a close encounter with a gang of robbers on a wrecked steamboat.
During a night of thick fog, Huck and Jim miss the mouth of the Ohio and encounter a group of men looking for escaped slaves. Terrified of the disease, the men give Huck money and hurry away. Unable to backtrack to the mouth of the Ohio, Huck and Jim continue downriver. The next night, a steamboat slams into their raft, and Huck and Jim are separated.
Huck ends up in the home of the kindly Grangerfords, a family of Southern aristocrats locked in a bitter and silly feud with a neighboring clan, the Shepherdsons. The elopement of a Grangerford daughter with a Shepherdson son leads to a gun battle in which many in the families are killed. While Huck is caught up in the feud, Jim shows up with the repaired raft.
A few days later, Huck and Jim rescue a pair of men who are being pursued by armed bandits.Henry asks his sister Mary about the sky. She tells him all about the Sun, the Planets, the Moon, Comets and Meteors, and Stars. Mary tells her brother about mythologies people believed about the earth and sky along with true scientific information.
Les Aventures de Huckleberry Finn est un roman picaresque de l'Américain Mark Twain, paru à Londres le 4 décembre sous le titre The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, puis à New York en février de l'année suivante sous le titre Adventures of Huckleberry Finn..
Le début et la fin du livre sont trompeurs: reprenant le ton léger des Aventures de Tom Sawyer, mettant en scène des. Roger Miller (L) as "Pap" - Eugene O'Neil Theatre NYC For Roger, Big River was the crowning achievement of a fantastic career that to him only then seemed complete.
Plot Overview. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn opens by familiarizing us with the events of the novel that preceded it, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Both novels are set in the town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, which lies on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Huckelberry was a young boy, who runs away from home, and floats down the Mississippi River. He meets a run away slave named Jim and the two undertake a series of adventures based on the Picaresque novel by Mark Twain.
Życiorys. Mark Twain urodził się w osadzie Florida 30 listopada roku. Gdy miał 5 lat, jego rodzina przeniosła się do innej małej miejscowości – Hannibal.W wieku dwunastu lat z powodu śmierci ojca musiał przerwać naukę i rozpocząć pracę zarobkową.