Desperate to escape his abusive father and the constraints of the civilised life, young Huck Finn fakes his death and with the help of his slave friend Jim, embarks on a vagabond life rafting down the Mississippi River. Looking out for each other, Huck and Jim forge a bond that protects them from the prejudices and bigotry of their time and place.
An omnibus of Mark Twain's best-known novels. It includes: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", "The Prince and the Pauper" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (regarded by many as the Great American Novel) that continue to entertain modern readers with their wit and insight into the American experience of the nineteenth century.
Inspired by his upbringing in a small township on the Mississippi and written to remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in, the author's hymn to childhood and the great outdoors remains a classic account of boys on the loose in frontier-era America.