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Huck's name when the King pretends to be the British brother of Peter Wilks

Levi Bell

The lawyer who tries to ascertain the true heirs to the Wilks' fortune

Rev. Elexander Blodgett

The false name the King uses when addressing Tim Collins, the young man bound for Orleans who tells the King everything about the Wilks family


A drunk man who insults Colonel Sherburn and is later killed by him. The action takes place in the same town where the Duke and the King put on their Shakespearean show, The Royal Nonesuch

Tim Collins

A young man who reveals the entire story about the Wilks' fortune to the King

The Dauphin

Who the "king" says he is. (a French term like the word DOLPHIN)

Widow Douglas

The widow who takes Huck into her home and tries to "civilize" him. It is her home that he leaves when Pap kidnaps him and takes him to the log cabin

The Duke

The younger of the two con men and the man who invents The Royal Nonesuch. He is later tarred and feathered in Pikesville. He played the deaf and dumb William Wilks.

Huckleberry Finn

The main character of the story. He runs away and travels down the Mississippi River on a raft with a runaway slave, Jim, as his companion

Bob Grangerford

A son of Col. Grangerford (nice, detailed description, isn't it?)

Buck Grangerford

The youngest son of Col. Grangerford who becomes good friends with Huck but is later killed in the feud

Charlotte Grangerford

A daughter of Col. Grangerford (a great, detailed description)

Colonel Grangerford

The "fine" father of the Grangerford house and the man who invites Huck to live with his family. He is killed in the feud

Emmeline Grangerford

A daughter of the Grangerford's. She passed away before Huck's arrival but used to create "wonderful" paintings and poetry

Sophia Grangerford

The daughter of Col. Grangerford who runs off with Harney Shepherdson and rekindles the feud

Tom Grangerford

The eldest son of the Grangerford family

Buck Harkness

The man who starts rallying a mob to kill Colonel Sherburn after Sherburn shoots and kills Boggs

Joe Harper

A member of Tom's robber band (great description)

George Jackson

The false name Huck uses when he lives with the Grangerford's


A runaway slave who accompanies Huck Finn down the Mississippi River

The King

The elder of the two con men with whom Huck is forced to travel. He plays the naked man in The Royal Nonesuch and is the man who sells Jim as a runaway slave. He is latter tarred and feathered along with the Duke

Judith Loftus

The woman whom Huck visits to gather news while pretending to be a girl. She tells him that she suspects Jim is hiding on Jackson's Island. Huck barely has time to get back to Jim and get them both off the island

Sally Phelps

Tom Sawyer's aunt. She is married to Silas Phelps and initially mistakes Huck for Tom Sawyer

Silas Phelps

Tom Sawyer's uncle and the farmer who purchases Jim from the King for forty dollars

Aunt Polly

Tom's aunt who shows up at the end of the novel to find out what tricks Tom has been playing on her kinfolk. She reveals the true identities of Tom and Huck to her sister and spoils their attempt to steal Jim out of slavery by explaining he is already free

Doctor Robinson

The only man who recognizes that the King and the Duke are frauds when they try to pretend to be British. He warns the town, but they ignore him

Ben Rogers

A member of Tom's robber band (not Joe Harper)

Sid Sawyer

Tom Sawyer's younger brother. Tom pretends to be him while he and Huck Finn are living with Sally Phelps

Tom Sawyer

Huck Finn's best friend who loves make believe games and sets up a band of robbers. Later he and Huck live together with his Aunt Sally, and Huck pretends to be him while he pretends to be his younger brother, Sid

Harney Shepherdson

The young man who runs away with Sophia Grangerford

Colonel Sherburn

He shoots and kills Boggs, the town drunk, after Boggs continues to harass him. The townspeople, who want to lynch him, back down after he calls them out as cowards

Judge Thatcher

An eminent citizen in the town who is respected and well-liked. He fights to protect Huck's money when Pap returns to claim Huck and steal his money

Jim Turner

One of the robbers on the shipwrecked steamboat, the Walter Scott

Miss Watson

The sister of the Widow Douglass. She tries to teach Huck how to read and write properly. Jim is her slave who runs away from her after hearing that she wanted to sell him to a trader from down south

Harvey Wilks

The British brother of Peter Wilks whom the King impersonates until the real person arrives

Joanna Wilks

The youngest daughter of the deceased Peter Wilks. She is distinguishable by her harelip

Mary Jane Wilks

The eldest daughter of the deceased Peter Wilks. A red-headed girl whom Huck starts to fall in love with. She becomes convinced that the King is her real uncle and not a fraud until Huck tells her the truth

Peter Wilks

The dead man whose brothers the King and the Duke impersonate

Susan Wilks

The second eldest daughter of the deceased Peter Wilks

William Wilks

The British brother of Peter Wilks whom the Duke impersonates until the real person arrives; he is deaf and dumb.


Huck's abusive, alcoholic, broke father who returns early in the book to claim custody over him. When Huck can no longer take his father's abuse, he fakes his murder, runs away, and begins his journey down the Mississippi River with Jim. Jim finds him dead but protects his identity from Huck.

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