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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer , by Mark Twain , is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics : New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
In a radical departure from standard editions, Twain's most famous novels are published here as the continuous narrative that the author originally envisioned. More controversial will be the decision by the editor, noted Mark Twain scholar Alan Gribben, to eliminate the pejorative racial labels that Twain employed in his effort to write realistically about social attitudes of the 1840s. Gribben points out that dozens of other editions currently make available the inflammatory words, but their presence has
Here is the story of Tom, Huck, Becky, and Aunt Polly; a tale of adventures, pranks, playing hookey, and summertime fun. Written by the author sometimes called "the Lincoln of literature," The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was surprisingly neither a critical nor a financial success when it was first published in 1876. It was Mark Twain's first novel. However, since then Tom Sawyer has become his most popular work, enjoying dramatic, film, and even Broadway musical interpretations.
These unjustly neglected works, among the most enjoyable of Mark Twain's novels, follow Tom, Huck, and Jim as they travel across the Atlantic in a balloon, then down the Mississippi to help solve a mysterious crime. Both with the original illustrations by Dan Beard and A.B. Frost. "Do you reckon Tom Sawyer was satisfied after all them adventures? No, he wasn't. It only just pisoned him for more." So Huck declares at the start of these once-celebrated but now little-known sequels to his own adventures. Tom,
Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life.” So starts Mark Twain’s classic tale about a boy’s life in a small town on the Mississippi, which has become an all-time favorite both in America and around the world. Tom Sawyer’s mischievous and by now famous exploitsventuring into a nighttime graveyard with his friend Huck Finn, getting lost in a bat cave, tricking his friends into whitewashing a fencemake thrilling reading for all ages. Behind the
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
Introduction by Frank Conroy Commentary by William Dean Howells, "Athenaeum, The Illustrated London News, "and""Hartford "Christian Secretary" " " This irresistible tale of the adventures of two friends growing up in frontier America is one of Mark Twain's most popular novels. The farcical, colorful, and poignant escapades of Tom and his friend Huckleberry Finn brilliantly depict the humor and pathos of growing up on the geographic and cultural rim of nineteenth-century America. Originally intended for
Mark Twain was one of the nineteenth century's greatest chroniclers of childhood, and of all his works his beloved novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer most enchantingly and timelessly captures the sheer pleasure of being a boy. Tom Sawyer is as clever, imaginative, and resourceful as he is reckless and mischievous, whether conning his friends into painting a fence, playing pirates with his pal Huck Finn, witnessing his own funeral, or helping to catch a murderer. Twain’s novel glows with nostalgia for the
Mark Twain once said “The rumors of my death were greatly exaggera & #8212 ;BRAINS 8221;Pulled from the undead grip of Mark Twain’s rotting zombie hands, this is Tom Sawyer like you’ve never seen him before, in a swashbuckling, treasure-seeking tale spiked with blood, gore, and zombie madness . & #160 ; & #160 ;In this expanded and illustrated edition of Mark Twain’s beloved tale of boyhood adventure, Tom’s usual mishaps are filled with the macabre. In a world where a
Along with Blake and Dickens, Mark Twain was one of the nineteenth century’s greatest chroniclers of childhood. These two novels reveal different aspects of his genius: Tom Sawyer is a much-loved story about the sheer pleasure of being a boy; Huckleberry Finn , the book Hemingway said was the source of all the American fiction that followed it, is both a hilarious account of an incorrigible truant and a tremendous parable of innocence in conflict with the fallen adult world. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
by Various Newly revised, Graphic Classics: Mark Twain now carries an all-new comics adaptation of 'Tom Sawyer Abroad' by Tom Pomplun and George Sellas. Returning from the first edition are 'The Mysterious Stranger' by Rick Geary, 'A Dog's Tale' by Lance Tooks, 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog' by Kevin Atkinson, and 'The Carnival of Crime in Connecticut' by Antonella Caputo and Nick Miller. Also 'Is He Living or Is He Dead?' 'A Curious Pleasure
This book introduces Mark Twain through close readings of his seven major works, including Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Connecticut Yankee and Pudd’nhead Wilson. Introduces Mark Twain through close readings of his seven major works, including Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Connecticut Yankee and Pudd’nhead Wilson. Investigates the tension between the real-life person, Samuel Clemens, and the fictional person, Mark Twain. Provides an original reading of Twain’s obsession with performance and popularity.
Mark Twain's classic characters, brought to life in a new book-plus-audio edition. Tom Sawyer would rather not go to school. Instead, he spends his time playing pirates and searching for buried treasure. When Tom and his friend Huck witness a murder, only they can save their friends and the treasure from the evil Injun Joe. But are they brave enough to catch him? The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is read by Garrick Hagon, who also appeared in Star Wars and Tim Burton's Batman. With the included audio you can
In Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain presented for the first time the vernacular of the Mississippi River region, explored the myths and fables of the nation´s past, and looked to the choices facing a rapidly changing society. Moving from a discussion of the novels´ early receptions, this Columbia Critical Guide
Mark Twain called his 1876 novel a "hymn to boyhood," and it remains an archetypal vision of pre–Civil War small-town America. Readers of all ages delight in its humorous narrative, delivered in a voice as mischievous and good-hearted as Tom Sawyer himself. Generations have played hooky with Twain's young hero, chuckling at his pranks and thrilling in his starry-eyed search for buried treasure. This handsome edition is the only hardcover version that features all of True Williams's endearing illustrations.
In this enduring and internationally popular novel, Mark Twain combines social satire and dime-novel sensation with a rhapsody on boyhood and on America's pre-industrial past. Tom Sawyer is resilient, enterprising, and vainglorious, and in a series of adventures along the banks of the Mississippi he usually manages to come out on top. From petty triumphs over his friends and over his long-suffering Aunt Polly, to his intervention in a murder trial, Tom engages readers of all ages. He has long been a
Nineteenth-century America and the world of Samuel L. Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, come to life as children journey back in time with this history- and literature-laden activity book. The comprehensive biographical information explores Mark Twain as a multi-talented man of his times, from his childhood in the rough-and-tumble West of Missouri to his many careers--steamboat pilot, printer, miner, inventor, world traveler, businessman, lecturer, newspaper reporter, and most important, author--and how
One of the most irrepressible and high-spirited characters in the history of literature, Tom Sawyer explodes onto the page in a whirlwind of bad behaviour and incredible adventures. Whether he is slyly tricking his friends in whitewashing a fence, venturing into a bat-filled cave, or trying to convince the world that he is dead, Tom’s infectious energy shines through in Mark Twain’s nostalgic recollection of tall tales from his own Mississippi boyhood. The world's greatest works of literature are now
Ste-e-e-eamboat's a-comin'!"Along the banks of the great Mississippi River, a young boy named Samuel Clemens raced to the docks whenever he heard that familiar cry. He dreamed of exploring the world beyond his river town. Little did he know that one day he would become the famous writer Mark Twain, and write about his boyhood adventures along the bustling river waterfront in the classic stories The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.Sam's exploits take him from the printing
A return trip down the Mississippi River to Uncle Silas's farm is just the beginning of a yarn that includes twins, a diamond heist, a confidence man, a murder, and enough twists and turns to satisfy an avid mystery fan.Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder, and along the way, Mark Twain examines the social customs, legal system, and family expectations of the time as only Twain could.A sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Tom Sawyer Abroad, this is Mark
Tom Sawyer is among the best-known, most-loved characters in American fiction. As everyone remembers, he and Huck Finn camped on an island, got lost in a cave, and visited an old graveyard at midnight. These adventures were based upon the author's real boyhood experiences along the Mississippi River. Trace Mark Twain's life from 1835, when his birth was heralded by Halley's Comet, to 1910, when the comet returned upon his death, in this fascinating biography by Newbery Honor author Sterling North.
"Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand," Mark Twain once wrote. In this sixth volume in The Library of America's authoritative collection of his writings-the final volume of his fiction-America's greatest humorist emerges in a surprising range of roles: as the savvy satirist of The Gilded Age, the brilliant plotter of its inventive sequel, The American Claimant, and, in two Tom Sawyer novels, as the acknowledged master revisiting his best-loved characters. Also in this volume is the
"Mark Twain is the true father of all American literature." -Eugene O'Neill Mark Twain is perhaps the most widely read and enjoyed of all our national writers. Tom Sawyer , according to Twain, "is simply a hymn put into prose form to give it a worldly air," a book in which nostalgia is so strong that it dissolves the tensions and perplexities that assert themselves in the later works. It is filled with comic and melodramatic adventure, with horseplay and poetic evocations of scenery, and with characters who