By Mark Twain
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- Biographies of the authors
- Chronologies of latest old, biographical, and cultural occasions
- Footnotes and endnotes
- Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and flicks encouraged via the paintings
- Comments by means of different well-known authors
- Study inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies
- Bibliographies for extra examining
- Indices & Glossaries, while appropriate
All variations are fantastically designed and are revealed to stronger requirements; a few comprise illustrations of historic curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, ancient, and literary—to increase every one reader's realizing of those enduring works.
Perhaps the best-loved nineteenth-century American novel, Mark Twain’s story of boyhood experience overflows with comedy, heat, and slapstick strength. It brings to lifestyles and array of impossible to resist characters—the awesomely self-confident Tom, his most sensible blood brother Huck Finn, indulgent Aunt Polly, and the beautiful, beguiling Becky—as good as such unforgettable incidents as whitewashing a fence, swearing an oath in blood, and getting misplaced in a depressing and labyrinthine cave. under Tom Sawyer’s sunny floor lurk tricks of a darker fact, of younger innocence and naïveté confronting the cruelty, hypocrisy, and foolishness of the grownup world—a subject matter that might develop into extra stated in Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. regardless of such feedback, Tom Sawyer continues to be Twain’s cheerful ode to the never-ending 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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Page 43) Š 舠Dad fetch it! This comes of playing hooky and doing everything a feller舗s told not to do. I might a been good, like Sid, if I舗d a tried舒but no, I wouldn舖t, of course. 舡 (page 69) Š It seemed glorious sport to be feasting in that wild free way in the virgin forest of an unexplored and uninhabited island, far from the haunts of men, and they said they never would return to civilization. (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.
9 Mark Twain舗s Letters, pp. 258-259. 10 Mark Twain-Howells Letters, vol. 1, p. 110. 11 Twain wrote this letter in June 1876. See Mark Twain-Howells Letters, vol. 1, pp. 87-88. PREFACE Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest those of boys who were schoolmates of mine. Huck Finn is drawn from life; Tom Sawyer also, but not from an individual舒he is a combination of the characteristics of three boys whom I knew, and therefore belongs to the composite order of architecture.
Page 26) Š Tom was like the rest of the respectable boys, in that he envied Huckleberry his gaudy outcast condition, and was under strict orders not to play with him. So he played with him every time he got a chance. (page 43) Š 舠Dad fetch it! This comes of playing hooky and doing everything a feller舗s told not to do. I might a been good, like Sid, if I舗d a tried舒but no, I wouldn舖t, of course. 舡 (page 69) Š It seemed glorious sport to be feasting in that wild free way in the virgin forest of an unexplored and uninhabited island, far from the haunts of men, and they said they never would return to civilization.
Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Mark Twain