Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Original Text Edition

Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Original Text Edition

by Alan Gribben

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Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Original Text Edition by Alan Gribben

This coming-of-age story captures a vanished world of outdoor action and introduces Mark Twain’s two most enduring literary characters, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. In a novel that Twain termed a “hymn to boyhood,” Tom and Huck fish and swim in the Mississippi River, search for buried treasure, and hide in a haunted house. Tom Sawyer falls for pretty Becky Thatcher, tricks his pals into painting a fence for him, and stages an elaborate prank on the schoolmaster. Around the edges of this idyllic boy-life, however, loom dangerous events in the fictional village of St. Petersburg: Tom and Huck witness a midnight murder in a graveyard, the killer escapes from the courtroom while Tom is testifying, Tom and Becky become lost in a labyrinthine cave, and two sinister villains plot robbery and revenge against a wealthy widow. This Original Text Edition faithfully follows the wording of the first edition, and the editor supplies a historical and literary introduction as well as a guide to Twain’s satirical targets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603062398
Publisher: NewSouth, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/19/2012
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 627,814
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Alan Gribben co-founded the Mark Twain Circle of America, compiled Mark Twain’s Library: A Reconstruction, and recently co-edited Mark Twain on the Move: A Travel Reader. Gribben has written numerous essays about Mark Twain’s life and image. He teaches on the English faculty of Auburn University at
Montgomery and edits the Mark Twain Journal.

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