the main character; son of local drunk; runs away to find himself
a runaway slave who accompanies Huck down the Mississippi River
Huck's abusive, alcoholic, broke father who returns early in the book to claim custody over him.
Kindly town judge who watches over Huck's reward money
Town widow who tries to civilize Huck through kindness and religion
Sister of the Widow Douglas. Tries to teach Huck to read and write
Huck's civilized best friend who enjoys extravagant stories and schemes
River con man who claims to be the disappeared heir to the French throne and takes control of Huck and Jim's raft
River con man who claims to be the Duke of Bridgewater and takes control of Huck and Jim's raft.
Suspicious of Huck's disguise, she plays tricks which reveal his gender
Sarah Mary Williams
The name Huck uses when he meets Judith Loftus and pretends to be a girl
The false name Huck uses when he lives with the Grangerford's
A young Grangerford who died in the feud and was an excellent poet.
The youngest son of Col. Grangerford who becomes good friends with Huck but is later killed in the feud.
head of an aristocratic family engaged in a blood feud with its neighbors, the Shepardsons.
Distinguished family who feuds with the Grangerfords.
Mary Jane Wilks
Joins in Huck's plan to outwit the Duke and Dauphin to retrieve her dead uncle's money
Harvey and William Wilks
the brothers the duke and king impersonate
The only man who recognizes that the King and Duke are frauds when they try to pretend to be British. He warns the town but they ignore him.
Tom Sawyers uncle, and the farmer who purchases Jim from the King for $40
Tom Sawyer's aunt who mistakes Huck for Tom when he was going to free jim from the Phelps