Perhaps the greastest novel in North American Literature, Twain's Huckleberry is a prime example of the burlesque, with a penchant towards the picaresque, in very much the same level as Don Quijote. Huck and Jim's adventures in the Mississippi River are incomparable, nostalgic, symbolic. Narrated in the southern vernacular, this book is a definite must-read. With verisimilitude, Twain has created a work of supreme endurance, one that undoubtedly merges romanticism and realism, encompassing southern ethics, refusal to reform, love, hate, filial obligations, slavery, fact and fiction. An example of Twain's multitalented art is his authentic and ingenuous way of conjuring real life phonetic speech: "Dah, now, Huck, what I tell you?--what I tell you up dah on Jackson islan'? I tole you I got a hairy breas;, en what's de sign un it; en I tole you I ben rich wunst, en gwinter to be rich agin; en it's come true; en heah she is! Dah, now! I doan' talk to me--signs is signs, mine I tell you; en I knowed jis' 's well 'at I 'uz gwinter be rich agin as I's a stannin' heah dis minute!" Recommended Reading.