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19th Century Literature: Tom Sawyer
With a focus on Tom Sawyer, this guide will take students through 19th century resources.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain; Bruce Brooks (Foreword by)Here is the story of Tom, Huck, Becky, and Aunt Polly; a tale of adventures, pranks, playing hookey, and summertime fun. Written by the author sometimes called "the Lincoln of literature," The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was surprisingly neither a critical nor a financial success when it was first published in 1876. It was Mark Twain's first novel. However, since then Tom Sawyer has become his most popular work, enjoying dramatic, film, and even Broadway musical interpretations.
Publication Date: 2001-06-01
The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) by Barbara Kerley; Edwin Fotheringham (Illustrator)According to Susy, people were just plain wrong about her papa. They thought they knew Mark Twain--after all, he was a world-famous author. Thousands of people had read his books and attended his lectures. Some of them even considered themselves Mark Twain experts. But they didn't really know him.And so, in secret, thirteen-year-old Susy wrote her own biography of Mark Twain--because she was determined to set therecord straight!Through seamless prose, sly pictures, and generous excerpts from Susy's actual diary (inventively designed inside separate minibookinserts), readers are treated to an intimate portrait of an American icon.
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn by Robert Burleigh; Barry Blitt (Illustrator)Everyone knows the story of the raft on the Mississippi and that ol' whitewashed fence, but now it's time for youngins everywhere to get right acquainted with the man behind the pen. Mr. Mark Twain! An interesting character, he was...even if he did sometimes get all gussied up in linen suits and even if he did make it rich and live in a house with so many tiers and gazebos that it looked like a weddin' cake. All that's a little too proper and hog tied for our narrator, Huckleberry Finn, but no one is more right for the job of telling this picture book biography than Huck himself. (We're so glad he would oblige.) And, he'll tell you one thing--that Mr. Twain was a piece a work! Famous for his sense of humor and saying exactly what's on his mind, a real satirist he was--perhaps America's greatest. Ever. True to Huck's voice, this picture book biography is a river boat ride into the life of a real American treasure.