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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.
A Faint Wind Moaned Through the Trees, and Tom feared it might be the spirits of the dead complaining at being disturbed.
A good student? A polite nephew? A hard worker? Not Tom Sawyer. He never wanted to be the model boy. His sights were set on being a pirate, a robber, or a treasure seeker. He wanted a life of excitement, but never thought he'd be a witness to a murder! Now Tom and his buddy Huckleberry Finn are in for the adventure of their lives.
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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