Mark Twain's Adventures Of Tom Sawyer: The Original Text Edition

byAlan Gribben

Paperback | October 1, 2012

Mark Twain's Adventures Of Tom Sawyer: The Original Text Edition by Alan Gribben
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This coming-of-age story captures a vanished world of outdoor action and introduces Mark Twain's two most enduring literary characters, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. 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. Tom Sawyer falls for pretty Becky Thatcher, tricks his pals into painting a fence for him, and stages an elaborate prank on the schoolmaster. 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, Tom and Becky become lost in a labyrinthine cave, and two sinister villains plot robbery and revenge against a wealthy widow. This Original Text Edition faithfully follows the wording of the first edition, and 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 Original Text EditionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:218 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:218 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:NewSouth BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1603062394

ISBN - 13:9781603062398

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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