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Description - Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

With an Introduction and Notes by Stuart Hutchinson, University of Kent at Canterbury. 'Tom Sawyer', a shrewd and adventurous boy, is as much at home in the respectable world of his Aunt Polly as in the self-reliant and parentless world of his friend Huck Finn. The two enjoy a series of adventures, accidentally witnessing a murder, establishing the innocence of the man wrongly accused, as well as being hunted by Injun Joe, the true murderer, eventually escaping and finding the treasure that Joe had buried. 'Huckleberry Finn' recounts the further adventures of Huck, who runs away from a drunken and brutal father, and meets up with the escaped slave Jim. They float down the Mississippi on a raft, participating in the lives of the characters they meet, witnessing corruption, moral decay and intellectual impoverishment. Sharing so much in background and character, these two stories, the best of Twain, indisputably belong together in one volume. Though originally written as adventure stories for young people, the vivid writing provides a profound commentary on provincial American life in the mid-nineteenth century and the institution of slavery. AUTHOR: Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 -1910) alias Mark Twain, is considered one of America's greatest ever writers. Not only did he write enormously popular novels, such as 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer', but also a series of classic travel books, including 'Life on the Mississippi' and 'The Innocents Abroad'. Probably his finest work is 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn', which is rated as one of the finest American novels ever written.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853260117
ISBN-10: 1853260118
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publish Date: 5-May-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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