The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

By Mark Twain; Alfred Kazin (Afterword by)

Bantam Classics, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553211283, 240pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1995

Description

Sparkling with mischief, jumping with youthful adventure, Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer is 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 Sawyer is the work of a master storyteller performing in his shirt sleeves, using his best talents to everyone's delight.



About the Author
Frank Conroy (1936 2005) was the author of "Stop-Time "and "Body & Soul, "among other books. "From the Trade Paperback edition.""


Praise For The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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