6 Reasons ‘Huck Finn’ Is Not The Dusty Old Classic You Think It Is

Huck and Tom are widely regarded as archetypal American boys — but they might have some real girls as inspiration. Twain and his wife Olivia raised three girls as he wrote Huck Finn. And Twain took careful notes about how they played, how they talked, how they worshipped, and all of this turns up in the pages of his greatest novel, making it a study of children in general, and not just a ‘boy’s book.’

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