Realism: 1850s - 1890s

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

Some "Text to Text" & "Text to World" connections to explore...


Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn - a great resource from the University of Virginia with full etext and original illustrations.

Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain- from PBS as a companion to the Ken Burns' documentary, Mark Twain.

Mark Twain on Stage- another resource from the University of Virginia which offers some interesting insights.


Mark Twain in His Times- a great resource from the English Department at the University of Virginia

Explore Biblical allusions with The Bible Gatweway

Mark Twain Abroad- interesting resource from the University of California, Berkeley

 National Park Service- Mississippi River Facts

Mississippi River - people still cruise down the Mississippi! 

The Official Site for Mississippi River Travel - learn about the great river road!

Explore steamboats and gain some insight into Twain's world. 


National Geographic's Map Machine- use this tool to gain an in-depth knowledge of the graopgraphy of the Ol' Mississippi.


Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources

Excerpt from Nonfiction: Life on the Mississippi -p. 576

Short Story: “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” –p. 581

Audio Book/MP3 

Download the MP3 of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at Libri-Vox and listen to the novel as you read along with the e-text or your own copy of the novel. 


Resources: Ethics and Learning 

To build background knowledge for your thinking about Huck and his physical and spiritual journey, explore these resources:  Bloom's Taxonomy, the Six Pillars of Character, Kohlberg's Scale of Moral Development (featuring the Heinz Dilemma) and the Daily Dilemma Archive

See the trailer for  Disney's The Adventures of Huck Finn:  

From Ken Burns' YouTube Channel: Selected clips from Mark Twain