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 The Penguin edition contains a longish introductory essay by John Seelye and selected notes on arcane language, historical references, and geography.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.