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By Mark Twain

ISBN-10: 1411431707

ISBN-13: 9781411431706

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Perhaps the best-loved nineteenth-century American novel, Mark Twain’s story of boyhood experience overflows with comedy, heat, and slapstick power. It brings to existence and array of impossible to resist characters—the awesomely self-confident Tom, his most sensible blood brother Huck Finn, indulgent Aunt Polly, and the beautiful, beguiling Becky—as good as such unforgettable incidents as whitewashing a fence, swearing an oath in blood, and getting misplaced in a dismal and labyrinthine cave. less than Tom Sawyer’s sunny floor lurk tricks of a darker truth, of younger innocence and naïveté confronting the cruelty, hypocrisy, and foolishness of the grownup world—a topic that will turn into extra said in Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. regardless of such feedback, Tom Sawyer continues to be Twain’s cheerful ode to the never-ending chances of childhood.

 

H. Daniel Peck is John man Vassar Professor of English at Vassar collage and is the writer of Thoreau’s Morning Work and A global on its own: The Pastoral second in Cooper’s Fiction.

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There is a literary context for this kind of boy. In writing Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain was participating in a recently formed genre of American fiction that sought to unsettle the old 舠good boy-bad boy舡 dichotomy of earlier moralistic literature. Twain himself had worked in this genre in sketches he had written earlier, and in 1869 Thomas Bailey Aldrich published The Story of a Bad Boy, which demonstrated the suitability of the theme for longer narratives. Such works, which turned the 舠bad boy舡 into a kind of American hero by showing his inner goodness, laid out several paradigms of youthful behavior, and all of them make their appearance in Tom Sawyer.

Professor Peck is the editor of the The Green American Tradition (1989) and New Essays on 舠The Last of the Mohicans舡 (1993), as well as the Penguin Classics editions A Year in Thoreau舗s Journal: 1851 and Thoreau舗s A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers. He is also editor of the Oxford World舗s Classics edition of Cooper舗s The Deerslayer. A past chairman of the Modern Language Association舗s Division on Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Professor Peck is a contributor to the Columbia Literary History of the United States and the Heath Anthology of American Literature.

To accommodate a vision of retreat from the adult world of work and the confinement of institutional forms like school and church, Twain renders the world of his novel as one long summer idyll. This quality works to give Tom Sawyer a firm unity of time and place, another aspect of its scenic presentation. Unlike Huck Finn, which transports its hero relentlessly away from St. Petersburg into unknown and threatening worlds downriver, Tom Sawyer holds its characters within a tightly circumscribed field of action, never allowing that action to venture farther than a few miles from the community, which forms the moral center of the novel.

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