The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is Mark Twain's classic novel about Huckleberry Finn, a teenaged misfit who has a tough time with his alcoholic father. After an adventure with his friend, Tom Sawyer, Huck's father returns and kidnaps him. Huck escapes and floats on a raft down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave, Jim. Plenty of adventure and peril await them on their journey. Ernest Hemingway commented the following about this work: "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. It's the best book we've had."