The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1876) is Mark Twain's most popular book, and its hero is a national icon, celebrated as a distinctively American figure both at home and abroad. Tom Sawyer's bold spirit, winsome smile, and inventive solutions to the problems of everyday life in fictional St Petersburg - whether getting his friends to whitewash a fence for him, or escaping the demands of his vigilant Aunt Polly - have won him the hearts of generations. The very success of the novel has obscured its contradictions and the extent to which the author's response to contemporary cultural developments was a mixed one. "Tom Sawyer" is not only a deft comedy and a powerful celebration of childhood. It also reflects how Mark Twain was in the process of finding his distinctive voice, a voice with which he could express the conflicts he felt about coming of age in America.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 14mm | 199.58g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • notes, bibliography
  • 0192833898
  • 9780192833891

Table of contents

Introduction; Note on the text; Select bibliography; A chronology of Mark Twain; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Explanatory notes.show more

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"The Oxford editions are charming--thank you."--Josephine Treuschler, College of Notre Dame"This is much-needed publication: as clear, readable text of Tom Sawyer which is affordable also. The textual notes are very good, and Lee Mitchell's introduction is simply splendid."--Randal Allred, Brigham Young University--Hawaii"A very readable text."--E.N. Feltskog, University of Wisconsin"Important and useful to have a new scholarly edition of what is more than a preface to Huckleberry Finn."--Benjamin S. Lawson, Albany State College"A welcome addition to an impressive, attractive series."--Kenneth Lee Taylor, University of Maine at Presque Isle"A very well-edited text."--Robert Barton, Rutgers University"Excellent and handsome."--Benjamin Franklin, University of South Carolina"Lee Mitchell's introduction is a valuable contribution to criticism."--Robert Reyan, University of Pennsylvania "The Oxford editions are charming--thank you."--Josephine Treuschler, College of Notre Dame "This is much-needed publication: as clear, readable text of Tom Sawyer which is affordable also. The textual notes are very good, and Lee Mitchell's introduction is simply splendid."--Randal Allred, Brigham Young University--Hawaii "A very readable text."--E.N. Feltskog, University of Wisconsin "Important and useful to have a new scholarly edition of what is more than a preface to Huckleberry Finn."--Benjamin S. Lawson, Albany State College "A welcome addition to an impressive, attractive series."--Kenneth Lee Taylor, University of Maine at Presque Isle "A very well-edited text."--Robert Barton, Rutgers University "Excellent and handsome."--Benjamin Franklin, University of South Carolina "Lee Mitchell's introduction is a valuable contribution to criticism."--Robert Reyan, University of Pennsylvania "The Oxford editions are charming--thank you."--Josephine Treuschler, College of Notre Dame "This is much-needed publication: as clear, readable text of Tom Sawyer which is affordable also. The textual notes are very good, and Lee Mitchell's introduction is simply splendid."--Randal Allred, Brigham Young University--Hawaii "A very readable text."--E.N. Feltskog, University of Wisconsin "Important and useful to have a new scholarly edition of what is more than a preface to Huckleberry Finn."--Benjamin S. Lawson, Albany State College "A welcome addition to an impressive, attractive series."--Kenneth Lee Taylor, University of Maine at Presque Isle "A very well-edited text."--Robert Barton, Rutgers University "Excellent and handsome."--Benjamin Franklin, University of South Carolina "Lee Mitchell's introduction is a valuable contribution to criticism."--Robert Reyan, University of Pennsylvania "The Oxford editions are charming--thank you."--Josephine Treuschler, College of Notre Dame"This is much-needed publication: as clear, readable text of Tom Sawyer which is affordable also. The textual notes are very good, and Lee Mitchell's introduction is simply splendid."--Randal Allred, Brigham Young University--Hawaii"A very readable text."--E.N. Feltskog, University of Wisconsin"Important and useful to have a new scholarly edition of what is more than a preface to Huckleberry Finn."--Benjamin S. Lawson, Albany State College"A welcome addition to an impressive, attractive series."--Kenneth Lee Taylor, University of Maine at Presque Isle"A very well-edited text."--Robert Barton, Rutgers University"Excellent and handsome."--Benjamin Franklin, University of South Carolina"Lee Mitchell's introduction is a valuable contribution to criticism."--Robert Reyan, University of Pennsylvaniashow more

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