HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'We said there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft. 'Huck Finn escapes from his drunken father by faking his own death – and so begins his journey through the Deep South. On his travels Huck meets Jim, a runaway slave, and together they journey down the Mississippi River in a quest for independence and freedom. With timeless issues of prejudice, bravery and hope at its heart, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was and still is considered one of the great American novels.