Adventures of Tom Sawyer

ISBN-10: 0375756817

ISBN-13: 9780375756818

Edition: 2001

Authors: Mark Twain, Frank Conroy, Mark Twain

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Tom Sawyer and his friends play truant from school and set off for an island near their home town. Here they decide to play pirates but their game is interrupted when they witness a murder. Tom has to grow up very quickly and do the right thing.
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Book details

List price: $8.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

FRANK CONROY is the director of the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa. He is also an accomplished jazz pianist.

The text of The adventures of Tom Sawyer
Backgrounds and contexts
Letter to Will Bowen, 6 February 1870
The cave at Hannibal
Miss Clapp's school
The old-time school-discipline
Dissection of the dead
[The case against dissection]
The page that Becky tore?
Fire in a liquid form
Boy culture
[Mark Twain's Missouri]
The story of the bad little boy who didn't come to grief
The story of the good little boy who did not prosper
From Robin Hood and His Merry Foresters
Boy's manuscript
Correspondence on The adventures of Tom Sawyer
[Revisions inspired by Howells]
The composition and the structure of Tom Sawyer
The sanctioned rebel
Boy books, bad boy books, and The adventures of Tom Sawyer
Masculinity and the logic of sympathy in The adventures of Tom Sawyer
Why Mark Twain murdered Injun Joe - and will never be indicted
"200 rattling pictures" : True Williams and the imagetext of the first American edition of The adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain : a chronology
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