"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is a classic novel by Mark Twain, published in 1884. It is a conceived sequel to "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."
In this novel, Mark Twain puts forward a satirical treatment of slavery's realities during those times.
Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, the main character in the plot, also narrates in his native Missouri dialect. He has been adopted into the home of widow Douglas and her sister Miss Watson. His father threatens his security by trying to claim the money that Huck and Tom had recovered from the cave of Injun Joe, from what happened in the earlier Twain's book "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Eventually Huck is still kidnapped by his father and imprisoned in an isolated cabin. Huck is able to free himself by making it appear as if he has been murdered, and then flees to Jackson's Island.
In Jackson's Island, Huck meets Jim, goodhearted slave of Miss Watson. Jim has decided to run away when he overheard a plan to sell him. When Huck discovers that his own 'death' has been blamed on Jim and that a "search party" may soon be on its way to Jackson's Island, the two runaways decided to travel down the Mississippi on a raft.
Actually, Jim plans to leave the Mississippi at Cairo, the mouth of the Ohio River, and from there, travel up the Ohio to freedom. Unfortunately, the fog was so dense that they miss Cairo as they were continuously carried through the floating downstream. Through all this, the two undergo a series of encounters different kinds of people from murderers, lawless and other questionable mobs. They survive them through sheer luck, wit and courage.
Finally, in Arkansas, two of the scoundrels who have joined Huck and Jim on their raft, thinking that Jim belongs to Huck and not knowing that there is really a reward on Jim, tells a local farmer that he is a runaway and offer them to the farmer for a portion of a fictitious rewared.
The couple, by coincidence, is a farmer and his wife, who are actually Tom Sawyer's Uncle Silas and Aunt Sally Phelps. Huck discovers Jim's whereabouts and tries to free him by posing as Tom Sawyer. Incidentally, Tom happens to arrive. Catching on to Huck's game, he poses as his own brother Sid. Tom and Huck free Jim, but only after making him suffer through an absurdly romantic rescue devised by Tom.
In reality, Tom all along knows that Jim is a free man. Miss Watson who has died has freed Jim in her will. The rescue goes haywire and Tom is shot in the leg. Huck fetches a doctor for Tom but gets lost. Jim gives up his hard won freedom by not hiding - so he thinks – to make sure that Tom receives the medical attention he needs.
Shortly after Jim, Tom and the doctor return to the farm of Uncle Silas and Aunt Sally, Tom's Aunt Polly also arrives. She sets matters clear.
This delightful and exciting classic novel ends with Huck Finn deciding to go for the territories rather than face life with Aunt Sally, who, according to him, plans to 'sivilize' him. "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" have been among the loved classics books of all time.