Mark Twain's Adventures Of Tom Sawyer: The Newsouth Edition

byAlan Gribben

Paperback | October 1, 2012

Mark Twain's Adventures Of Tom Sawyer: The Newsouth Edition by Alan Gribben
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In a radical departure from standard editions, the coming-of-age story that introduces Mark Twain's two most enduring literary characters-Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn-is published here with its disturbing racial labels translated as "slave" and "Indian." Everything else is completely intact in a novel that Twain termed a "hymn to boyhood." Tom and Huck fish and swim in the Mississippi River, search for buried treasure, and hide in a haunted house. Around the edges of this idyllic boy-life, however, loom dangerous events in the fictional village of St. Petersburg: Tom and Huck witness a midnight murder in a graveyard, the killer escapes from the courtroom while Tom is testifying, and two sinister villains plot robbery and revenge against a wealthy widow. Readers can follow the boys' adventures without confronting the dozens of racial slurs that are available in other editions of the book. The editor supplies a historical and literary introduction as well as a guide to Twain's satirical targets.
Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled throughout the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then ...
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Title:Mark Twain's Adventures Of Tom Sawyer: The Newsouth EditionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:222 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:222 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:NewSouth BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1603062335

ISBN - 13:9781603062336

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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