The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain
     
 

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER follows the life of a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River in the antebellum South. Set in the fictional Missouri town of St. Petersburg (based on Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal), young Tom Sawyer is a mischievous lad who is constantly getting into scrapes with his best friend, Huckleberry Finn. The two get into various

Overview

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER follows the life of a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River in the antebellum South. Set in the fictional Missouri town of St. Petersburg (based on Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal), young Tom Sawyer is a mischievous lad who is constantly getting into scrapes with his best friend, Huckleberry Finn. The two get into various misadventures including playing hooky, running away to become pirates, and inadvertently witnessing a murder.

THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN follows the lives of two runaways, Tom Sawyer's friend Huckleberry Finn and Jim, a runawsy slave in a series of humorous adventures. As they float down the Mississippi River, the two form a friendship as they confront slave hunters, swindlers, and feuding farmers as they each seek their freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013829787
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
12/10/2011
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pseudonym Mark Twain, was an American writer and humorist. Apprenticed to a printer, Twain became an expert typesetter and riverboat pilot before trying his hand at goldmining, which was unsuccessful. Twain then became a journalist, writing a series of successful short stories. Twain's fame as a writer was firmly established by the 1876 publication of THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, and THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN in 1884. When Twain died in 1910 he was hailed as the "greatest American humorist of his age." William Faulkner later wrote that he was "the father of American literature."

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 30, 1835
Date of Death:
April 21, 1910
Place of Birth:
Florida, Missouri
Place of Death:
Redding, Connecticut

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