Character List


Huckleberry Finn Narrator and main character of the novel.

Jim Runaway slave who joins Huck in his flight down the Mississippi.

Tom Sawyer Huck's civilized best friend who enjoys extravagant stories and schemes.

Pap Finn Huck's abusive, drunken father who plots to steal his son's reward money.

The Duke River con man who claims to be the Duke of Bridgewater and takes control of Huck and Jim's raft.

The King River con man who claims to be the disappeared heir to the French throne and takes control of Huck and Jim's raft.

Widow Douglas Town widow who tries to civilize Huck through kindness and religion.

Miss Watson Widow Douglas's sister who tries to civilize Huck through manners and religion.

Aunt Polly Tom Sawyer's aunt and guardian.

Jo Harper, Ben Rogers, and Tommy Barnes Town boys who are members of Tom Sawyer's "band of robbers."

Judge Thatcher Kindly town judge who watches over Huck's reward money.

Mrs. Loftus St. Petersburg town woman whom Huck visits disguised as a girl.

Jake Packard, Bill, and Jim Turner Gang of murderers whom Huck and Jim discover on the sinking steamboat the Walter Scott.

The Grangerfords Distinguished family who watches over Huck when Huck and Jim are separated. The family maintains a deadly feud with the neighboring Shepherdsons.

Buck Grangerford Youngest Grangerford boy who befriends Huck and is subsequently killed by the Shepherdsons.

Emmeline Grangerford Grangerford daughter who wrote romantic epigraphs and died at 14.

The Shepherdsons Distinguished family who feuds with the Grangerfords.

Boggs Harmless Arkansas town drunkard who is shot by Colonel Sherburn.

Colonel Sherburn The man who shoots Boggs and repels the lynch mob who comes after him.

Peter Wilks Deceased townsman. His grieving family takes in the duke, the king, and Huck as Peter Wilk's two brothers and boy servant.

William and Harvey Wilks Peter Wilks' brothers who live in England.

Mary Jane, Susan, and Joanna Peter Wilks' nieces who are tricked by the duke and the king.

Dr. Robinson and Levi Bell Two men who do not believe the duke and the king are the Wilks brothers.

Silas Phelps Tom Sawyer's uncle.

Aunt Sally Phelps Tom Sawyer's aunt.