Tom Sawyer Abroad / Tom Sawyer, Detective / Edition 2

Tom Sawyer Abroad / Tom Sawyer, Detective / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0520242025
ISBN-13:
9780520242029
Pub. Date:
05/10/2004
Publisher:
University of California Press
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Tom Sawyer Abroad / Tom Sawyer, Detective / Edition 2

"Do you reckon Tom Sawyer was satisfied after all them adventures? No, he wasn't. It only just pisoned him for more." So Huck declares at the start of these once-celebrated but now little-known sequels to his own adventures. Tom, Huck, and Jim set sail to Africa in a futuristic air balloon, where they survive encounters with lions, robbers, and fleas and see some of the world's greatest wonders in Tom Sawyer Abroad. The boys then turn sleuth in Tom Sawyer, Detective as they attempt to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time. Replete with down-home, backwoods Missouri wisdom, these two stories tackle every subject from the Crusades and chronometers to ghosts and swearing popes.
This authoritative edition includes all of the original illustrations Mark Twain commissioned from Dan Beard ("the only man who can correctly illustrate my writings") and A. B. Frost ("the best humorous artist that I know"). Based directly on the author's manuscripts, incorporating only his revisions and restoring many passages once suppressed by fastidious editors, the texts are presented here in the only form Twain intended them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520242029
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 05/10/2004
Series: Mark Twain Library Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 205
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

ILLUSTRATIONS
FOREWORD

TOM SAWYER ABROAD
1. Tom Seeks New Adventures
2. The Balloon Ascension
3. Tom Explains
4. Storm
5. Land
6. It's a Caravan
7. Tom Respects the Flea
8. The Disappearing Lake
9. The Discourses on The Desert
10. The Treasure-Hill
11. The Sand-Storm
12. Jim Standing Siege
13. Going for Tom's Pipe

TOM SAWYER, DETECTIVE

EXPLANATORY NOTES
Tom Sawyer Abroad
Tom Sawyer, Detective
NOTE ON THE TEXTS

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Tom Sawyer Abroad; Tom Sawyer, Detective 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These two stories are incredibly fun. They're just nice to read, very easy and laid back. I recommend them completely.