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Huckleberry Finn—Free Spirit of America

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

Huckleberry Finn—Free Spirit of America

Taught by Professor Thomas A. Shippey | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Join Huck Finn on his American odyssey down the Mississippi River. Although the story at first seems to be the fun adventure of a free-spirited hero, you’ll explore the moral complexities of 19th-century America as Huck struggles with the tension between his conscience and the social circumstances in which he grew up.


June 26, 2017