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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) was first published in 1884.  The story is set in the 1840’s.  Huck Finn, who is the narrator, is the son of the town drunkard in St. Petersburg, Missouri and has been adopted by the Widow Douglas. To escape his father and the widow, he runs away, and on Jackson’s Island meets Jim, a slave who has also run away.  Huck and Jim raft down the Mississippi where Jim is recaptured.  Tom Sawyer arrives on the scene and masterminds a plot to set Jim free again, only to reveal at the end that Jim was freed when his owner died two months earlier.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Mark Twain
  • Mark Twain Criticism and Interpretation

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS1300 - 1342

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.).  Huck Finn. 1990.

                      Call Number:  PS1305 .H827 1990

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.).  Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  1986.

                      Call Number:   PS1305 .M28 1986

  • Johnson, Claudia Durst.  Understanding Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  1996.

                       Call Number:  PS1305 .J64 1996

  • Koster, Katie de (ed.).  Readings on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 1998.

                      Call Number:  PS 1305 .R42 1998

  • Sloane, David E. E.  Student Companion to Mark Twain.  2001.

                      Call Number:  PS1338 .S56 2001

  • Twain, Mark.  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  1995.

                      Call Number:  PS1305 .A2 G73 1995

Reference Materials

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction. 2nd Revised Ed. – Call Number:  REF PN3321 .C75 2000

o   Vol. 7, pg. 3235-3237    (same as MagillOnAuthors)

  • Literature and Its TimesCall Number:  REF PN50 .L574 1997

o   Vol. 2, pg. 15-21

  • Mark Twain:  The Contemporary ReviewsCall Number:  REF PS1338 .M298 1999

o   Pg. 259-280

  • Masterplots (Revised Second Edition) Call Number:  REF PN44 .M33

o   Vol. 1, pg. 44-48  

  • Novels for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN44 .N937

o   Vol. 1, pg. 1-21

  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism  – Call Number:  REF PN771 .G27

o   Vol. 6, pg. 454-7, 459-61, 463-70, 473-6, 478, 480, 482-5

o   Vol. 12, pg. 427-9, 431, 434-7, 439-45, 448, 451, 454

o   Vol. 19, pg. 351-69, 372-6, 378-88, 391

o   Vol. 36, pg. 352, 354-5, 358-63, 366, 369, 372, 375, 379, 381-7, 392

o   Vol. 48, pg. 334, 336, 339, 341-9, 351-2, 356, 359, 361

o   Vol. 59, pg. 168, 173-7, 181-9, 196, 201-3, 208-10

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Last Revised on September 1, 2009

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