"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is a novel by Mark Twain that was first published in England in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among 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. It is a sequel to "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."
The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Satirizing a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is an often scathing look at entrenched attitudes, particularly racism.