January 2012 Selection: Mark Twain’s Adventures of Tom Sawyer

At our January 3, 2012 meeting we discussed David Gilmour’s selection:

Mark Twain, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1876.

David provides the following information about his selection:

There are many of Twain’s Adventures of Tom Sawyer at Half-Price books, in the Banned Books series ($3.98). It contains a brief introduction to the bad-boy anti-hero attraction of this 1876 American novel. There are swanker editions, with Adventures of Huckleberry Finn combined with Tom Sawyer. The Penguin edition contains a longish introductory essay by John Seelye and selected notes on arcane language, historical references, and geography. Since there’s a long and detailed literary history concerning Twain’s Tom and Huck novels, a list of 20th-century critical literature helps if you have time to look up another journal article. The Penguin has a few pages of Further Readings.


About Ron Boothe

I am a Professor Emeritus at Emory University, currently living in Tacoma Washington USA.
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2 Responses to January 2012 Selection: Mark Twain’s Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  1. Mohsen Mirghanbari says:

    I thought this might be of interest our Mark Twain readers, Mohsen.


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