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By Mark Twain

ISBN-10: 1411431707

ISBN-13: 9781411431706

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Perhaps the best-loved nineteenth-century American novel, Mark Twain’s story of boyhood experience overflows with comedy, heat, and slapstick power. It brings to existence and array of impossible to resist characters—the awesomely self-confident Tom, his top blood brother Huck Finn, indulgent Aunt Polly, and the stunning, beguiling Becky—as good as such unforgettable incidents as whitewashing a fence, swearing an oath in blood, and getting misplaced in a dismal and labyrinthine cave. under Tom Sawyer’s sunny floor lurk tricks of a darker truth, of younger innocence and naïveté confronting the cruelty, hypocrisy, and foolishness of the grownup world—a topic that might turn into extra mentioned in Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. regardless of such feedback, Tom Sawyer continues to be Twain’s pleased ode to the unending chances of childhood.


H. Daniel Peck is John man Vassar Professor of English at Vassar university and is the writer of Thoreau’s Morning Work and A international on its own: The Pastoral second in Cooper’s Fiction.

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In underestimating in his preface the satirical force of the novel, Twain attempted to soften the sharp division of elements that the book actually exhibits. ) This division has led some critics to fault The Adventures of Tom Sawyer for its apparent lack of narrative coherence. Part social critique, part boyhood reverie, the novel in this view never quite seems to know what it is or what it wants to say. Formally, according to this view, the division expresses itself in a randomness of selection and a highly episodic character.

At the end of the novel, Tom begins to move more fully toward the adult world, though never quite into it. As we have noted, the compassion he shows toward Becky when the two of them are lost in the cave exhibits a degree of maturity that we had not seen in him before. And his coming into wealth through his and Huck舗s discovery of the treasure automatically elevates his social standing. Most telling, perhaps, is the closing scene, in which Tom persuades Huck (through trickery) to return to the home of the widow Douglas and to live under her civilizing influence.

Page 84) Š Homely truth is unpalatable. (page 126) Š To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing. (page 130) Š There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy舗s life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure. (page 141) Š 舠A robber is more high-toned than what a pirate is舒as a general thing. com/classics Š The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was first published in 1876. Š Originally published in mass market format in 2003 by Barnes & Noble Classics with new Introduction, Notes, Biography, Chronology, Inspired By, Comments & Questions, and For Further Reading.

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