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All-American Favorite

Author: Mark Twain

This classic American novel is hugely entertaining. If you haven't read it in years, pick it up again. There are many laugh out loud moments as Huck and Jim venture down the Mississippi River, both escaping from their former lives. The two manage to evade trouble repeatedly, always finding themselves in new predicaments. The frequent use of the "N" word is definitely uncomfortable for modern readers, but the novel is an important examination of the Southern mindset in the mid 19th century. Twain's satire and dark humor serve to magnify the questionable Southern ideals of honor and tradition.