THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN


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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (often referred to as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or shortened to Huckleberry Finn or simply Huck Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in December 1884. Commonly recognized as one of the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer and narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective).
The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Satirizing a Southern antebellum society that was already out of date by the time the work was published, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly racism. The drifting journey of Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River on their raft may be one of the most enduring images of escape and freedom in all of American literature.
The work has been popular with readers since its publication and is taken as a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It has also been the continued object of study by serious literary critics. It was criticized upon release because of its coarse language and became even more controversial in the 20th century because of its perceived use of racial stereotypes and because of its frequent use of the racial slur "__nigge__r"

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THE FAIRY AND THE SHADOW
A long, long time before the men and their cities fill the earth, even before that many things had a name, there was a mysterious place guarded by the fairy of the lake. Fair and generous, all his subjects were always ready to serve. And when threatened by evil creatures the lake and forests, many joined the fairy when asked to accompany her on a perilous journey through rivers, swamps and deserts in search of the Crystal Stone, the only possible salvation for all.

The fairy warned of the dangers and difficulties, how difficult it would hold the entire trip, but none was frightened. All promised to accompany her wherever necessary, and that same day, the fairy and his 50 most loyal subjects began the journey. The road was even more terrible and hard that he had announced the fairy. They faced terrible beasts, walked day and night and wandered lost in the desert suffering from hunger and thirst. Faced with adversity so many became discouraged and eventually abandon the trip halfway, until only one, called Shadow. It was the bravest, or the best fighter, not even the most clever or funny, but continued along the fairy to the end. When she asked why he did not leave like the others, Shadow always answer the same "I told you I would accompany Despite the difficulties, and that is what I do. I will not turn around just because it was true that he to be hard. "

Thanks to the best of the fairy Shadow could finally find the Stone of Glass, but the monstrous guardian of the stone was not ready to deliver. So Shadow, in a last gesture of loyalty, offered to exchange the stone remaining in the service of the Guardian for the rest of his days ...

The powerful magic of the Crystal Stone allowed the fairy back to the lake and drive out the evil beings, but every night mourned the absence of his faithful shadow, because of that firm and generous commitment came a love stronger than any other. And in his memory, trying to show everyone the value of loyalty and commitment, gave each of the land to be his own shadow during the day but by nightfall, all come Shadow Lake, where comfort and accompany its sad fairy.
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