The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (The Whole Story)

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The rollicking account of a boy, a river, and adventures both hilarious and suspenseful, Tom Sawyer is a colorful portrait of a small-town boy in antebellum Missouri. The Whole Story series adds to this enduringly popular tale with extended captions that provide the background information modern readers could otherwise access only through a broad range of supplemental research. Young Adult.

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As part of the wonderful Collector's Library Series, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is one of the best-loved children's classics of all time.This attractive volume contains the complete and unabridged story with 8 full color illustrations, plus numerous black & white illustrations throughout. The deluxe edition features a full cloth case, a four color illustrated onlay on the front cover, foil stamping on the front and spine, stained edges on three sides, printed endpapers with book plate, and a satin ribbon marker. This book should have an honored place in any child's library.

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This irresistible tale of the adventures of two friends growing up in frontier America is one of Mark Twain's most popular novels. The farcical, colorful, and poignant escapades of Tom and his friend Huckleberry Finn brilliantly depict the humor and pathos of growing up on the geographic and cultural rim of nineteenth-century America. Originally intended for children, the book transcends genre in its magical depiction of innocence and possibility, and is now regarded as one of Twain's masterpieces. As Frank Conroy observes in his Introduction, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has become a sacred text within the body of American literature.
This version, which reproduces the Mark Twain Project edition, is the approved text of the Center for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association.

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