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Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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ISBN-10: 0553211285

ISBN-13: 9780553211283

Edition: 1981

Authors: Mark Twain, Alfred Kazin

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Sparkling with mischief, jumping with youthful adventure, Mark Twain'sTom Sawyeris one of the most splendid re-creations of childhood in all of literature. It is a lighthearted romp, full of humor and warmth. It shares with its sequel,Huckleberry Finn, not only a set of unforgettable characters--Tom, Huck, Aunt Polly and others--but a profound understanding of humanity as well. Through such hilarious scenes as the famous fence-whitewashing incident, Twain gives a portrait--perceptive yet tender--of a humanity rendered foolish by his own aspirations and obsessions. Written as much for adults as for young boys and girls,Tom Sawyeris the work of a master storyteller performing in his shirt…    
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Alfred Kazin, a literary critic and professor of English literature, was born in Brooklyn on June 5, 1915. He was educated at City College and Columbia University. Kazin established his own critical reputation in the mid-1940s with On Native Grounds (1942), a study of American literature. His later work, Bright Book of American Life (1973), is both a recapitulation of modernism and an evaluation of American writers who have achieved prominence since 1945. Modernism, a favorite topic of Kazin, is in his view a literary revolution marked by spontaneity and individuality but lacking in precisely the mass culture appeal necessary to its survival. Contemporaries (1962) includes reflective essays…