|The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The following collection of thematically related readings is available
in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Related Readings in
McDougal Littell's Literature Connections series.
"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes
(from Selected Poems, © 1926)
Summary: A poem about important rivers in African-American history.
"Three Days of Forest, A River, Free" by Rita Dove
(from Museum, © 1983)
Summary: How does it feel to run for freedom?
Narrative of Daniel Fisher by Daniel Fisher
Summary: The true story of one slave's escape.
"The Outlaws" by Selma Lagerlf
Summary: An outcast chooses between society and his friend.
Excerpt from Nine Pounds of Luggage by Maud Parrish, ©
Summary: An unhappy wife runs to Alaska.
"Freedom" by William Stafford
(from Stories That Could Be True, © 1977)
Summary: The speaker of this poem discusses the nature of freedom, starting
with Mark Twain's image of going down the river.
Excerpt from Mississippi Solo: A River Quest by Eddy L. Harris,
Summary: The contemporary Mississippi.