‘Huck Finn’ is a warning against the cruel games people play

'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'

‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ by Mark Twain, Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885, 366 pages


Since it was first read to me (and the rest of my third grade class by our teacher, and from my first copy of the book, gifted me by my father), I have no idea how many times Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” has delighted, transfixed, angered and instructed me every decade of my life.

It’s been a chameleon of a book, changing as I have changed. It’s been at various times about a child’s adventures, about growing up, about tolerance, about ways to deal with the vagaries of living.