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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Signet Classics)

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER  

Take a lighthearted, nostalgic trip to a simpler time, seen through the eyes of a very special boy named Tom Sawyer. It is a dreamlike summertime world of hooky and adventure, pranks and punishment, villains and first love, filled with memorable characters. Adults and young readers alike continue to enjoy this delightful classic of the promise and dreams of youth from one of Americas most beloved authors.

 

ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN  

He has no mother, his father is a brutal drunkard, and he sleeps in a barrel. Hes Huck Finn—liar, sometime thief, and rebel against respectability. But when Huck meets a runaway slave named Jim, his life changes forever. On their exciting flight down the Mississippi aboard a raft, the boy nobody wanted matures into a young man of courage and conviction. As Ernest Hemingway said of this glorious novel, “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.”

 

With an Introduction by Shelley Fisher Fishkin

and a New Afterword

Synopsis:

At once a romantic history of a mighty river, an autobiographical account of Twain?s early steamboat days, and a storehouse of humorous anecdotes and sketches, here is the raw material from which Mark Twain wrote his finest novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Synopsis:

One of the most famous travel books ever written by an American, here is an irreverent and incisive commentary on the "New Barbarians'" encounter with the Old World. Twain's hilarious satire impales with sharp wit both the chauvinist and the cosmopolitan.

About the Author

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimental-and also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called "the Lincoln of our literature."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451532145
Author:
Twain, Mark
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Author:
Fishkin, Shelley Fisher
Author:
Tilton, Robert
Author:
Seelye, John
Author:
Budd, Louis
Author:
Nichols, Jeffrey
Author:
Sanborn, Geoffrey
Author:
Macomber, Debbie
Author:
Kaplan, Justin
Author:
Powell, Padgett
Author:
Reed, Ishmael
Author:
Meyer, Michael
Author:
Frank, Elizabeth
Author:
Fisher Fishkin, Shelley
Author:
Phillips, Jayne Anne
Author:
Feidler, Leslie
Author:
Emerson, Everett
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
6.8 x 4.36 x 1.3 in 0.51 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Signet Classics) New Mass Market
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Product details 560 pages Signet Classics - English 9780451532145 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
At once a romantic history of a mighty river, an autobiographical account of Twain?s early steamboat days, and a storehouse of humorous anecdotes and sketches, here is the raw material from which Mark Twain wrote his finest novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

"Synopsis" by ,
One of the most famous travel books ever written by an American, here is an irreverent and incisive commentary on the "New Barbarians'" encounter with the Old World. Twain's hilarious satire impales with sharp wit both the chauvinist and the cosmopolitan.

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