Huckleberry Finn character jug modeled by Shane Ridge and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, as the 2002 Royal Doulton International Collectors Club release. Huckleberry Finn is the mischievous hero of Mark Twain�s acknowledged masterpiece, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". In 1885 the book was banished from the shelves of the Concord, Massachusetts, public library, an act that attracted a lot of publicity and discussion in the press. According to Ernest Hemingway, it was the �one book� from which �all modern American literature� came. Twentieth century critics and scholars generally have treated it as one of the greatest American works of art; other commentators in our time call it �racist.� Today the book is considered a masterpiece of humorous fiction and an accurate picture of the old rough life associated with the Mississippi River region before the Civil War. Huck Finn, who first appeared in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", is the village outcast. Much action takes place on a raft on the river and Huck�s refusal to surrender a runaway slave to the slave hunters marks his highest point of moral development. A fish and open pocket knife form the handle of this jug.