The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Chapter Summaries

Mark Twain

Chapter 1 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Huckleberry Finn: the protagonist and narrator

Widow Douglas: Huck’s guardian

Miss Watson: the widow’s sister

Tom Sawyer: Huck’s best friend

Huck Finn introduces himself as a character who has already appeared in Mark Twain’s earlier novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He briefly reviews the end of Tom Sawyer’s story, reminding the reader how he and Tom found money that robbers had hidden in a cave. Judge Thatcher has invested the money for them, six thousand dollars apiece in gold, and the interest alone is now worth a dollar a day, a large amount of money at that time.

The Widow Douglas has...

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