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Tom Sawyer Abroad

Tom Sawyer Abroad

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by Mark Twain, Dan Beard
     
 

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When Tom, Huck Finn, and Jim go to see the unveiling of an experimental airship, they are kidnapped by the inventor, who plans to fly around the world and crash the ship in flames. But when the madman falls overboard during an Atlantic storm, Tom and his friends are left to their own devices on the out-of-control airship. Complete and unabridged. A Tor Classic.

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When Tom, Huck Finn, and Jim go to see the unveiling of an experimental airship, they are kidnapped by the inventor, who plans to fly around the world and crash the ship in flames. But when the madman falls overboard during an Atlantic storm, Tom and his friends are left to their own devices on the out-of-control airship. Complete and unabridged. A Tor Classic.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Few today may be aware of Twain's 1894 sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). Though this novel is not up to the standard of those two immortal classics, it does make for fun listening as it places Tom, Huck, and former slave Jim in a fantastic balloon voyage across the Atlantic and North Africa. Of special interest is the narrative's frequent allusions to Richard Francis Burton's Arabian Nights. Great literature this is not, but it does contain some nice moments, and younger readers in particular will enjoy listening to actor/director/narrator Grover Gardner's (grovergardner.blogspot.com) delightful performance. [A boxed set collecting this recording together with Gardner's readings of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Tom Sawyer, Detective, will be available from Blackstone Audio in August.—Ed.]—R. Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582183350
Publisher:
Digital Scanning, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel".

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which provided the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. After an apprenticeship with a printer, he worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother, Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. In 1865, his humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", was published, based on a story he heard at Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, where he had spent some time as a miner. The short story brought international attention, and was even translated into classic Greek. He is called as "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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