The Realism Period (1865-1900) incorporates a difficult time in American history, with the Civil War, industrialization, Reconstruction, urbanization, and more. In American literature, famous writers like Charles W. Chesnutt, Stephen Crane, Henry James, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton were presenting a more realistic view of life in thier works of literature. Read on.
by Mark Twain. "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" centers around Huckleberry, an uncivilized boy, and Jim, a slave. They journey down the Mississippi through adventures with conartists, clan warfare, and more. Discover "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."