The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Edition 1

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Edition 1

by Mark Twain, Lucy Rollin
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Edition 1

“This volume is a magnificent teaching tool, which offers even experienced readers of Mark Twain a compelling reason to return to his first important work of fiction.” — Henry B. Wonham, University of Oregon

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551116525
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 05/16/2006
Series: Broadview Editions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents



Mark Twain: A Brief Chronology

A Note on the Text and Illustrations

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Appendix A: Composition, Marketing, and Reviews of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  1. Composition
    1. From Twain’s “Boy’s Manuscript” (c. 1870)
    2. From “Unpublished Chapters from the Autobiography of Mark Twain,” Harper’s Monthly Magazine (August 1922)
    3. The Tom Sawyer manuscript
    4. Twain’s Correspondence with William Dean Howells (1875–76)
  2. Marketing: Advertisement of Subscription Books (1876)
  3. Contemporary Reviews
    1. William Dean Howells, Atlantic Monthly (May 1876)
    2. Anonymous, New York World (1 January 1877)
    3. Anonymous, New York Times (13 January 1877)

Appendix B: Twain’s Memories of Hannibal

  1. Letter to Will Bowen (6 February 1870)
  2. Hannibal in 1848
  3. From Twain, Life on the Mississippi (1883)
  4. From Twain, “Chapters from My Autobiography,” North American Review (2 November 1906)
  5. From Twain, “Villagers of 1840–43” (1897)
  6. Slavery in Hannibal
    1. From Twain, “Chapters from My Autobiography,” North American Review (1 March 1907)
    2. Advertisement for Slaves (1848)

Appendix C: Bad Boys and Boy Books

  1. Bad Boys
    1. From B.P. Shillaber, Mrs. Partington’s Knitting Work, and what was done by her plaguy boy Ike (1880)
    2. From Twain, “The Story of the Bad Little Boy” (1865)
  2. Boy Books
    1. From Thomas Bailey Aldrich, The Story of a Bad Boy (1869)
    2. From Charles Dudley Warner, Being a Boy (1877)
    3. From William Dean Howells, A Boy’s Town (1890)

Appendix D: A Small-Town American Childhood in the 1840s

  1. School
    1. From McGuffey’s Eclectic Spelling Book (1846)
    2. From the Friends Infant School (1838)
  2. Sunday School
    1. From “The Sunday-School Child” (1845)
    2. From “The glass of whiskey” (1845)
  3. The Temperance Movement: Announcement in the Hannibal Gazette (17 June 1846)
  4. Games: From The Boy’s Story Book for Winter Evenings (1838)
  5. The Circus: Advertisement in the Hannibal Gazette (October 1847)
  6. The Minstrel Show
    1. Song from “Bone Squash Diavolo” (1835)
    2. Dialogue, “Mosquitoes” (1902)
  7. Reading
    1. Lawrence Lovechild, “The Deceitful Little Boy” (1840)
    2. From Samuel Griswold Goodrich (“Peter Parley”), “Bill Vacant and Henry Hawkseye,” Robert Merry’s Annual, for all seasons (1840)
    3. From Jacob Abbott, Rollo Learning to Read (1855)
    4. From Stephen Percy, Robin Hood and His Merry Foresters (1845)
    5. From Ned Buntline, The Black Avenger, Story of the Spanish Main, The Weekly Novelette (1859)

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I give this book 4 star rating. I like books that are adventurous. These kinds of books take me to a different place when I read. In the book when Tom and Huck adventure out to the graveyard because they hear something they go out and put their lives on the line. This is one part in the book that kept me on my toe's wondering what will happen next. I loved it! Any one that enjoys reading a great adventurous book this is the first book you should take a look at. You will be amazed at what you read. I know I was.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My review of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was that it was an amazing book that I truly enjoyed. It was adventurous and also funny. I would recommend this book to anybody boy or girl. It was a little slow at the beginning but then it started to really pick up. I am thinking of reading it again just to make sure that I got everything in the story. There was a little for everybody. This was my favorite book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was such a awsome book, I loved it! like my headline says. the best book ever. to tell you the truth i never read it. but i heard it was good!