The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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University of California Press, Aug 10, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 274 pages
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"This is Mark Twain's first novel about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, 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 one boyhood along the banks of the Mississippi during the 1840s. "Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred," he tells us. The Mark Twain Library edition contains the only text since the first edition (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. This landmark anniversary edition contains a selection of original documents by Mark Twain, including several letters in his inimitable voice about writing Tom Sawyer and about its original publication."--Back cover.
 

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User Review  - jon1lambert - LibraryThing

One of the books that I thought I had read but hadn't. It rushes along, adventure after adventure, capturing what it is is to be a child growing up. Read full review

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User Review  - dasam - LibraryThing

I had never read the Adventures of Tom Sawyer except in a childhood version in Golden Books or something like that. I skipped right over to read Huck Finn. While this is definitely a children's book ... Read full review

Contents

Entrance
10
CampLifeA SensationTom Steals Away from
14
FelicityCommission and Omission
17
SuperintendentShowing offTom Lionized
26
Tom tells the Story of their EscapeToms Enemy
32
Witches and DevilsCautious ApproachesHappy
44
The Solemn OathTerror Brings Repentance
78
Muff Potter Comes HimselfToms Conscience
86
A Days AmusementsTom Reveals a SecretThe
119
Toms Feelings InvestigatedWonderful Dream
133
Becky in a DilemmaToms Nobility Asserts Itself
147
Toms Confidence BetrayedExpects Signal
161
About Kings and DiamondsSearch for the Treasure
175
The Haunted HouseSleepy GhostsA Box of Gold
192
The Welchman ReportsHuck Under FireThe
211
Safe Quarters
233

Tom Shows his GenerosityAunt Polly Weakens
92
The Young PiratesGoing to the RendezvousThe
98
Camp
106
Springing a SecretMr Jones Surprise a Failure
250
SOURCES FOR CHARACTERS
270
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The Mark Twain Project, composed of seven editors, is a major editorial and publishing program of The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

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