The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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University of California Press, Apr 30, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 288 pages
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This is Mark Twain’s first novel about Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, and it has become one of the world’s best-loved books. It is a fond reminiscence of life in Hannibal, Missouri, an evocation of Mark Twain’s own boyhood along the banks of the Mississippi during the 1840s. "Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred," he tells us. This is a book one never forgets: Tom whitewashing Aunt Polly’s fence, Tom and Huck’s dreadful oath, their cure for warts ("spunk water" and dead cats), Tom’s puppy love for Becky Thatcher, the boys playing "pirate" on Jackson’s Island.

This Mark Twain Library text is the only edition since the first (1876) to be based directly on the author’s manuscript and to include all of the "200 rattling pictures" Mark Twain commissioned from one of his favorite illustrators, True W. Williams.
 

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User Review  - unclebob53703 - LibraryThing

Always preferred this to Huckleberry Finn--which puts me on the wrong side of just about everybody else's opinion. If the ending doesn't get your pulse racing, you probably don't have one. Found me a nice hardcover copy, Read full review

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Audio book read by Grover Gardner Tom Sawyer is a “boy’s boy.” He spends his days exploring his environs – a small Missouri town on the Mississippi River. A born leader, he organizes his friends into ... Read full review

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The Mark Twain Project is a major editorial and publishing program of The Bancroft Library. Its six resident editors are at work on a comprehensive scholarly edition of all of Mark Twain's private papers and published works. Twenty-three of an estimated seventy volumes in The Works and Papers of Mark Twain are currently available.

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