The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Enriched Classics)

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Book by Mark Twain

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Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Originally published in 1876, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the classic tale of a carefree and courageous boy's coming-of-age in a rural Mississippi River town. Tom and his best friend, Huckleberry Finn, are two of literature's most enduring and treasured creations. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author's personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.

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Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835, published more than thirty literary works, including satire, historical fiction, short stories, and nonfiction. At the age of twelve, Twain left his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, to seek work. His career encompassed a wide variety of occupations -- printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher -- which combined to furnish him with a wide knowledge of humanity and the perfect grasp of local customs and speech manifested in his writing. It wasn't until 1885, with the publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, that Twain was recognized by the literary establishment as one of the greatest writers America would ever produce.

Toward the end of his life, plagued by personal tragedy and financial failure, Twain grew more and more cynical and pessimistic. Though his fame continued to widen -- Yale and Oxford awarded him honorary degrees -- he spent his last years in gloom and desperation. But he lives on in American letters as "the Lincoln of our literature."

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