Tom Sawyer Abroad

Tom Sawyer Abroad

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by Mark Twain
     
 

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Mark Twain (Samuel Longhorn Clements, 1835-1910) was one of the best and most popular humorists, lecturers, and writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Twain was always drawing on his experience for his stories and gathering new experiences through his travels.

Twain showed the rare ability to entertain both children and adults with his

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Mark Twain (Samuel Longhorn Clements, 1835-1910) was one of the best and most popular humorists, lecturers, and writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Twain was always drawing on his experience for his stories and gathering new experiences through his travels.

Twain showed the rare ability to entertain both children and adults with his tales. Tom Sawyer and Huckberry Finn are the two characters for which Twain is known. It could be said that Tom Sawyer was the boyish side of Twain that grew up while Huckbleberry Finn was the boyish side of Twain that never wanted to grow up.

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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

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ISBN-13:
9783655000878
Publisher:
MVB E-Books
Publication date:
01/01/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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