When we first met “the pariah of the village…the son
of the drunkard” in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom was “under
strict orders not to play with him,” so he played with him every time he
got the chance. Twain took his most outrageous and outcast character (and
perhaps the one he loved the most), Huckleberry Finn, from the book and wrote
his own Adventures. This giant work, in addition to entertaining boys and girls
for generations, has defined the first-person novel in America and continues to
demand study, inspire reverence, and stir controversy in our time. Download and start listening now!