Trevor White reads Mark Twain's classic tale about friendship and adventure along the mighty Mississippi River. This tells the story of Huck Finn and his companion, the slave Jim, as they journey down the Mississippi River after running away from Huck's drunken father and Jim's owners. The fugitives team up and have many adventures together. As they travel, they encounter a floating house, a dead man and a pair of con artists called the King and the Duke. Huck gets to know Jim and regards him as a friend and equal. When Jim is recaptured, Huck is determined to rescue him - but to do that, he needs the help of his old partner, Tom Sawyer..."The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is a story about growing up and finding freedom.
A seminal work of American Literature that still commands deep praise and still elicits controversy, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is essential to the understanding of the American soul. The recent discovery of the first half of Twain's manuscript, long thought lost, made front-page news. And this unprecedented edition, which contains for the first time omitted episodes and other variations present in the first half of the handwritten manuscript, as well as facsimile reproductions of thirty manuscript pages, is indispensable to a full understanding of the novel. The changes, deletions, and additions made in the first half of the manuscript indicate that Mark Twain frequently checked his impulse to write an even darker, more confrontational book than the one he finally published.