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The adventures of Tom Sawyer / Mark Twain ; foreword and notes by John C. Gerber ; text established by Paul Baender.

Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 (Author). Gerber, John C. (Added Author). Baender, Paul. (Added Author). Williams, True. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 4 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Marianna Black Library J TWAIN (Text) 39493103965663 Juvenile Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0520045580
  • ISBN: 0520045599 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [1982]

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Summary, etc.: A fond reminiscence of life in Hannibal, Missouri, an evocation of Mark Twain's own boyhood along the banks of the Mississippi during the 1840s. "Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred," he tells us. This is a book one never forgets: Tom whitewashing Aunt Polly's fence, Tom and Huck's dreadful oath, their cure for warts ("spunk water" and dead cats), Tom's puppy love for Becky Thatcher, the boys playing "pirate" on Jackson's Island. This Mark Twain Library text is the only edition since the first (1876) to be based directly on the author's manuscript and to include all of the "200 rattling pictures" Mark Twain commissioned from one of his favorite illustrators, True W. Williams.
Subject: Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Mississippi River Valley > Fiction.
Runaway children > Fiction.
Child witnesses > Fiction.
Missouri > Fiction.
Boys > Fiction.
Boys > Missouri > Fiction.
Hannibal (Mo.) > Fiction.
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
Humorous fiction.

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