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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with Other and Puzzleby Mark Twain
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From the famous episodes of the whitewashed fence and the ordeal in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is redolent of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Twain spent his own youth. A somber undercurrent flows through the high humor and unabashed nostalgia of the novel, however, for beneath the innocence of childhood lie the inequities of adult reality—base emotions and superstitions, murder and revenge, starvation and slavery. In his introduction, noted Twain scholar John Seelye considers Twain’s impact on American letters and discusses the balance between humorous escapades and serious concern that is found in much of Twain’s writing.
The classic story of Missouri river-rat Tom Sawyer is told in this unabridged edition that comes with a three-dimensional puzzle and a snap-in-place model of a steamboat. Consumable.
The classic boyhood adventure tale, updated with a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen
A consummate prankster with a quick wit, Tom Sawyer dreams of a bigger fate than simply being a rich boy.” Yet through the novels humorous escapades—from the famous episode of the whitewashed fence to the trial of Injun Joe—Mark Twain explores the deeper themes of the adult world, one of dishonesty and superstition, murder and revenge, starvation and slavery.
The classic boyhood adventure tale, updated with a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen and a foreword by Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran and The Republic of Imagination
In recent years, neither the persistent effort to clean up” the racial epithets in Mark Twains Adventures of Huckleberry Finn nor its consistent use in the classroom have diminished, highlighting the novels wide-ranging influence and its continued importance in American society. An incomparable adventure story, it is a vignette of a turbulent, yet hopeful epoch in American history, defining the experience of a nation in voices often satirical, but always authentic.
About the Author
Mark Twain (18351910) was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Missouri. He became celebrated for his uncompromising stands against injustice and imperialism and for his invariably quoted comments on any subject under the sun.
John Seelye is a graduate research professor of American literature at the University of Florida. He serves as consulting editor of Penguin Classics.
Guy Cardwell has written several books on Mark Twain and is emeritus professor of English at Washington University
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