Shipwrecks, Pranks, and Feuds: Huckleberry Finn Part 2


As Huck Finn and the runaway slave Jim are on their journey down the Mississippi, they have a series of adventures. They encounter a wrecked steamboat—the Walter Scott, meet the feuding Shepherdsons and Grangerfords, and are tested in a dense fog. Jim becomes a father figure to Huck, whose moral education continues to progress.


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Kelly Scott Franklin is assistant professor of English at Hillsdale College, where he teaches American literature and the great books. He received his M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College, an M.A. in English from The Catholic University of America, and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He has written for numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Commonweal, Comparative American Studies, The Federalist, and the Catholic World Report.