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The adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) ; illustrated by Robert Ingpen

Label
The adventures of Tom Sawyer
Title
The adventures of Tom Sawyer
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) ; illustrated by Robert Ingpen
Title variation
Tom Sawyer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An abridged version of the adventures of Tom and his friends growing up in a small Missouri town on the banks of the Mississippi River in the nineteenth century
Tone
Writing style
Character
Review
  • Magill Book Review: Tom Sawyer is the American prototype of the good bad boy. Unlike his friend Huck Finn, a genuine outcast, he is always into mischief but never in real trouble. He is a member of society and shares its values--at the end of the novel, he will not let Huck be a member of his robber gang until Huck agrees to live a respectable life with the Widow Douglas. And despite the mean trick Tom plays on his Aunt Polly, (that is, pretending to be dead so he can attend his own funeral), his place in her family is never in doubt. TOM SAWYER is episodic and open-ended, as much a series of loosely connected short stories as a novel. Tom plays hooky from school, and, condemned to spend Saturday whitewashing a fence as punishment, tricks his friends into doing it. He wins a prize at Sunday school, not by memorizing Scripture but by trading for the tickets issued to children who did memorize it. He plays pirates and robbers, then gets a taste of the real thing when he sees the outlaw Injun Joe committing a murder. Having fallen in love with Becky Thatcher, he accompanies her on a picnic that her parents give for the village children, and the two get lost in a cave. Finally--a touch without which no boy's adventure book would be complete--Tom and Huck explore the cave again and find the treasure Injun Joe had hidden there. TOM SAWYER is all innocent nostalgia, a rhapsodic memory piece. Told from an adult's point of view, it is weakest where Twain intrudes and moralizes. At its best, it lacks the seriousness--the constant underlying awareness of the dark side of life--of HUCKLEBERRY FINN, its famous sequel. As an unpretentious boyhood idyll it is unsurpassed.
  • Three new additions to Dutton's classics series, printed in England, and imported, are sturdy bookshelf candidates. Each is bound and made up in the familiar format of the series with a decorated cloth cover and illustrations both in black and white and colored plates. Marryat's Children of the New Forest is in a larger size than the others, hence the higher price. (Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 1955)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10117790
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1835-1910
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Twain, Mark
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.W867
LC item number
Ad 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ingpen, Robert
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character)
  • Runaway children
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Boys
  • Mississippi River Valley
  • Missouri
  • Southern States
  • Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character)
  • Runaways
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Boys
  • Mississippi River Valley
  • Missouri
  • Southern States
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Humorous stories
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) ; illustrated by Robert Ingpen
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Sterling ed.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781402767623
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)436618655
Label
The adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) ; illustrated by Robert Ingpen
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Sterling ed.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781402767623
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)436618655

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