Description : Huckleberry "Huck" Finn is a fictional character created by Mark Twain, who first appeared in the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and is the protagonist and narrator of its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He is 12 or 13 years old during the former and a year older ("thirteen or fourteen or along there," Chapter 17) at the time of the latter. Huck also narrates Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective, two shorter sequels to the first two books. This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents and the following works: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer Abroad, Tom Sawyer, Detective.
Description : This book brings together the four Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn novels: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective. The novels are unabridged and the first two are fully illustrated with the original drawings. These are classic stories written by Mark Twain between 1876 and 1896. "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" has been described as the first Great American Novel, Hemingway wrote: "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn." It should be noted that Twain repeatedly uses the word "nigger" which was in common use when the novels were written.
Description : Two Novels in One Volume Only ! This book contains two novels by Mark Twain : I - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer II - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. Tom Sawyer accompanies Huckleberry Finn to the graveyard at night, where they witness a trio of body snatchers getting into a fight. When one of the men is killed, they overhear the murderer's plans to bury a box of treasure. What follows is a an adventure of a lifetime, as Tom and Huck search for the hidden treasure. Huckleberry Finn runs away from the abuse of his alcoholic father. He immediately befriends a runaway slave named Jim, who is escaping the abuse of his owners. The two set out on a journey that involves theft, murder, and revenge. Along the way, Huckleberry Finn encounters Tom Sawyer, and the two hatch a plan to save Jim from a lifetime of slavery. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived. Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother Sid. Tom dirties his clothes in a fight and is made to whitewash the fence the next day as punishment. He cleverly persuades his friends to trade him small treasures for the privilege of doing his work. He then trades the treasures for Sunday School tickets which one normally receives for memorizing verses, redeeming them for a Bible, much to the surprise and bewilderment of the superintendent who thought "it was simply preposterous that this boy had warehoused two thousand sheaves of Scriptural wisdom on his premises - a dozen would strain his capacity, without a doubt." Tom falls in love with Becky Thatcher, a new girl in town, and persuades her to get "engaged" by kissing him. But their romance collapses when she learns Tom has been "engaged" previously to Amy Lawrence. Shortly after Becky shuns him, he accompanies Huckleberry Finn to the graveyard at night, where they witness the murder of Dr. Robinson.
Description : The adventures and pranks of a mischievous boy growing up in a Mississippi River town in the early nineteenth century.
Description : The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived. Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother Sid. Tom dirties his clothes in a fight and is made to whitewash the fence the next day as punishment. He cleverly persuades his friends to trade him small treasures for the privilege of doing his work. He then trades the treasures for Sunday School tickets which one normally receives for memorizing verses, redeeming them for a Bible, much to the surprise and bewilderment of the superintendent who thought "it was simply preposterous that this boy had warehoused two thousand sheaves of Scriptural wisdom on his premises-a dozen would strain his capacity, without a doubt." Tom falls in love with Becky Thatcher, a new girl in town, and persuades her to get "engaged" by kissing him. But their romance collapses when she learns Tom has been "engaged" previously to Amy Lawrence. Shortly after Becky shuns him, he accompanies Huckleberry Finn to the graveyard at night, where they witness the murder of Dr. Robinson.
Description : Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Cologne, course: 19th Century Children's Literature, 15 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Mark Twain’s novelThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer,first published in 1876, and its sequelThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finnof 1885 are widely known and praised as boyhood adventure stories. Both young and old are fascinated by the nostalgic portraits of American childhood, which are also blended with a good portion of social criticism. This essay will concentrate on the novels’ depiction of South American society and on critical observations and comments made by the author. His attitude towards societal concepts of education, religion and slavery will be examined, as will the conflict between individual and social morality, which is highlighted in the two novels. The subsequent evaluation will consider the question whether Twain’s criticism of his generation continues to be relevant today. Before I can embark, though, on the study of social criticism inThe Adventures of Tom SawyerandHuckleberry Finn,it is useful to have some background information about the period of writing and the author’s notion of childhood, which will make it easier to analyse the novels in the context of 19thcentury American children’s literature. Therefore, I am going to begin with a brief outline of the entirely opposing trends in juvenile fiction in the first and the second half of the 19thcentury.
Description : EXCEPTIONAL UNABRIDGED EDITION TWO NOVELS IN A SINGLE BOOK In a unique edition, read two of the best American novels of all time: - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), featuring one of the best-loved characters in American fiction. The novel is redolent of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Mark Twain spent his own youth. A sombre undercurrent flows through the high humour and unabashed nostalgia of the novel, however, for beneath the innocence of childhood lie the inequities of adult reality - base emotions and superstitions, murder and revenge, starvation and slavery. - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Intended at first as a simple story of a boy's adventures in the Mississippi Valley, the book grew and matured under Twain's hand into a work of immeasurable richness and complexity. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), American author and humorist, wrote both masterpieces at the height of his literary talent. He was first trained as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi river. 'Mark Twain', phrase used on riverboats to indicate that the water is two fathoms deep and therefore safe, became the pen name by which he acquired worldwide fame. This work is available with two different covers (ISBN 978-1523263820 and ISBN 978-1530960804). Find the other "Great American Novels" in a beautiful book series by the editor Atlantic Editions : The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Description : MS BookS Publishing presents Mark Twain's series of books featuring the fictional characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Over the years these stories have been heavily edited, abridged, and simplified to reach a juvenile market with illustrations showing Tom and Huck as 8-10-year-old boys; Mark Twain clearly intended the main characters to behave and talk as boys, 12-13 years of age --the artwork features precocious boys, about to become young adults; in Schoolhouse Hill, Mark Twain gives us the age of the new school boy as 15 --so that's that. This publication intends to represent truthfully and in detail the original manuscripts of the author, so the text is unabridged and untouched by editors or librarians--ALERT: If you are easily offended by colorful 19th Century Slang, this publication is not for you.This MS BookS Publication includes: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876); Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884); Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894, a parody of Jules Verne's adventure stories); Tom Sawyer, Detective (1896, a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer); Schoolhouse Hill (1898, a version of The Mysterious Stranger, unfinished). Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer among the Indians, Tom Sawyer's Conspiracy, and Tom Sawyer's Gang Plans a Naval Battle --were stories Twain abandoned after a few chapters and not included in this collections. Some of the characters you will meet along the way: Tom Sawyer--Thomas Tom Sawyer, based on the young Samuel Clemens, is a cunning and playful boy of about 12 years of age; Aunt Polly--Tom's aunt, the sister of his dead mother; a bit controlling and abusive, but is in fact a caring woman; Mary--Aunt Polly's gentle and good-natured daughter; Sid Sawyer--Tom's whiny half-brother; Huckleberry Finn--Huckleberry Huck Finn is Tom's best friend and the narrator of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer Abroad, and Tom Sawyer, Detective; Joe Harper--Joseph Joe Harper is Tom's friend; he joins Tom and Huck as a pirate when they run away from home; Injun Joe--the main antagonist of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and is feared by the town; Jim--Jim flees slavery with Huck, who was escaping his drunken father; the King and the Duke--Two con men; Muff Potter--Muffren Muff Potter is a drunk but friendly fisherman; Dr. Robinson--The doctor who wanted the grave dug up; Ben Rogers--Benjamin Ben Rogers who whitewash the fence for Tom; Becky Thatcher--Judge Thatcher's daughter, known for being Tom Sawyer's love interest; Amy Lawrence--Becky Thatcher's rival and Tom's first love; Judge Thatcher--he shares responsibility for Huckleberry Finn with Widow Douglas, and it is to Judge Thatcher that Huckleberry Finn signs over his fortune; Mr. Dobbins--The hated schoolmaster at Tom's school.
Description : As part of the wonderful Collector's Library series, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is one of the best-loved children's classics of all time. This attractive volume contains the complete and unabridged story with 8 full color illustrations, plus numerous black & white illustrations throughout. The deluxe edition features a full piece cloth case, a four color illustrated onlay on the front cover, foil stamping on front and spine, stained edges on three sides, printed endpapers with book plate and a satin ribbon marker. This book should have an honored place in any child's library.