Huckleberry “Huck” Finn is the son of the town’s vagrant drunkard, “Pap” Finn. Sleeping on doorsteps when the weather is fair, in empty hogsheads during storms, and living off of what he receives from others, Huck lives the life of a destitute vagabond. The author metaphorically names him “the juvenile pariah of the village” and describes Huck as “idle, and lawless, and vulgar, and bad”, qualities for which he was admired by all the other children in the village, although their mothers “cordially hated and dreaded” him.

Huck is an archetypal innocent, able to discover the “right” thing to do despite the prevailing theology and prejudiced mentality of the South of that era. An example of this is his decision to help Jim escape slavery, even though he believes he will go to Hell for it.


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Authored by Mark Twain, with illustrations by Kamil Lhotak. Published by Hamlyn of London in 1966. Hard cover bound this First Edition in this format is in Very Good condition, covered in plastic and without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 246x172x28mm.

254 pp. Wear in tail of spine has been repaired. Col eps, col frontis; and 15 col plates and many b&w illustrations in text: all in a naive style from Czechoslovakia.