Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn - Wordsworth Classics

Paperback (05 May 1992)

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Synopsis

With an Introduction and Notes by Stuart Hutchinson, University of Kent at Canterbury.

Tom Sawyer, a shrewd and adventurous boy, is as much at home in the respectable world of his Aunt Polly as in the self-reliant and parentless world of his friend Huck Finn. The two enjoy a series of adventures, accidentally witnessing a murder, establishing the innocence of the man wrongly accused, as well as being hunted by Injun Joe, the true murderer, eventually escaping and finding the treasure that Joe had buried.

Huckleberry Finn recounts the further adventures of Huck, who runs away from a drunken and brutal father, and meets up with the escaped slave Jim. They float down the Mississippi on a raft, participating in the lives of the characters they meet, witnessing corruption, moral decay and intellectual impoverishment.

Sharing so much in background and character, these two stories, the best of Twain, indisputably belong together in one volume. Though originally written as adventure stories for young people, the vivid writing provides a profound commentary on provincial American life in the mid-nineteenth century and the institution of slavery.

Book information

ISBN: 9781853260117
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Imprint: Wordsworth Editions
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.4
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 435
Weight: 268g
Height: 196mm
Width: 126mm
Spine width: 23mm