The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the most authentic records on the social construction of Mississippi in 19th century. The book has been hailed as a classic but more so, for its unbiased view of the times in which it was written. Though it was written by Mark Twain, the author who earlier gave us adventures of Tom Sawyer, this book is however a far cry from the happy innocent Tom Sawyer.


For this reason, we shall be focusing on Mark Twain's account of the life in Mississippi around 1830s to 1860s and also some records given by his contemporaries that help us understand Huckleberry's world. The production and growth of textiles was made possible by the fast and consistent improvement of transportation, the exploitation of natural resources for power, the invention of big industrial machines, and the entry of workers from Great Britain and Europe.
Along with growth in industry, the movement westwards had also contributed to the industrial progress of the country. This has been made possible by improved transport system such as canals, roads, and railroads.
He said we ought to bow, when we spoke to him, and say "Your Grace," or "My Lord," or "Your Lordship"--and he wouldn't mind it if we called him plain "Bridgewater," which he said was a title, anyway, and not a name, and one of us ought to wait on him at dinner, and do any little thing for him he wanted done. (125 )
Mark Twain had been against monarchy and aristocracy. ...
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