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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

From Library Journal

may be the greater book, but Tom Sawyer has always been more widely read. Moreover, it is a book that can be enjoyed equally by both children and adults. Twain, who called it a "hymn" to boyhood, would be thrilled that in narrator Patrick Fraley his hymn has found its most passionate voice. Many good unabridged readings of Tom Sawyer have already been recorded, but most are simply that: readings. Fraley's performance is something more; in attempting to bring each character to life, his enthusiasm for the material is so palpable that the mere sound of his voice commands attention. A can't-miss addition to all libraries, including those that have other Tom Sawyer programs. , Thousand Oaks, CA
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Review

"The hero is one of the most endearing in literature."
Daily Telegraph
"Twain shares a talent for well-observed caricature with Dickens... adventure, social commentary and good humour runs through his fiction."
Sunday Express

Product Description

The , by Mark Twain, is a popular 1876 novel about a young boy growing up in the antebellum South on the Mississippi River in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri. Tom Sawyer is a mischievous orphan taken in by his Aunt Polly, goes through a series of adventures involving his friends, Joe Harper and huckleberry finn. Tom is a mischievous mastermind and a trickster who escapes punishment many times by his tricks and charms, such as persuading his friends to whitewash a for him.
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From the Publisher

As part of the wonderful Collector's Library Series, The adventures of tom sawyer is one of the best-loved children's classics of all time.This attractive volume contains the complete and unabridged story with 8 full color illustrations, plus numerous black & white illustrations throughout. The deluxe edition features a full cloth case, a four color illustrated onlay on the front cover, foil stamping on the front and spine, stained edges on three sides, printed endpapers with book plate, and a satin ribbon marker. This book should have an honored place in any child's library.

From the Inside Flap

This irresistible tale of the adventures of two friends growing up in frontier America is one of Mark Twain's most popular novels. The farcical, colorful, and poignant escapades of Tom and his friend huckleberry finn brilliantly depict the humor and pathos of growing up on the geographic and cultural rim of nineteenth-century America. Originally intended for children, the book transcends genre in its magical depiction of innocence and possibility, and is now regarded as one of Twain's masterpieces. As Frank Conroy observes in his Introduction, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has become a sacred text within the body of American literature.This version, which reproduces the Mark Twain Project edition, is the approved text of the Center for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association.

From the Back Cover

"Twain had a greater effect than any other writer on the evolution of American prose."

About the Author

MARK TWAIN's real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri. Twain worked first as a printer and then as a pilot on Mississippi steamboats. Twain later worked as a prospector, a journalist and a publisher. Twain wrote many books but his most famous works are The and Adventures of . Twain died in 1910.

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From AudioFile

Twain's classic tale of high jinx on the banks of the Mississippi has it all: mischievous boys, robbers, buried treasure, and a graveyard at midnight. Not to mention the irresistible title character and his adventurous sidekick, huckleberry finn. The novel's many melodramatic scenes give Mike McShane the chance to showcase his considerable ability to switch from jolly voices, for the likes of Tom and Huck, to menacing voices, for characters like Injun Joe. The more melodramatic the scene, the more McShane shines, as his voice conveys lurking danger or hilarious hysterics with equal ease. P.B.J. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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