The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain
Publisher: The American Publishing Company 1876
Number of pages: 304
Tom Sawyer is resilient, enterprising, and vainglorious, and in a series of adventures along the banks of the Mississippi he usually manages to come out on top. From petty triumphs over his friends and over his long-suffering Aunt Polly, to his intervention in a murder trial, Tom engages readers of all ages. He has long been a defining figure in the American cultural imagination. Alongside the charm and the excitement, the novel also raises questions about identity, and about attitudes to class and race. Above all, Twain's study of childhood brings into focus emergent notions of individual and literary maturity.
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by Anna L. Curtis - The Island Workshop Press
This book of boys' and girls' stories will delight readers of all ages. They are 'stories', but they are not imaginary. These men and women, these boys and girls, are real persons and they did these brave deeds herein related.
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by Lewis Carroll - Macmillan and Co.
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