Huckleberry Finn escapes the civilized society of the strict Widow Douglas, who’s aim it is to care and educate the young boy, only to find himself at the hands of his drunken and abusive father. After giving his ‘Pap’ the slip in a mischievous and clever hoax, Huck sets out on his adventures down the Mississippi River on a raft, accompanied by his friend Jim, an escaped slave from the town. In their quest for freedom, these two characters form a strong bond whilst they encounter thieves, murderers, family feuds, con-artists, and tricksters along their trip downriver. Eventually, Huck and Jim’s friendship is put to the ultimate test when Jim is re-captured. Mark Twain, otherwise known as Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 –1910), was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” often called “The Great American Novel” and Twain referred to as the “Father of American Literature”. Other notable works by this author include “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, “The Prince and the Pauper” and “Innocents Abroad”.