ISBN: 9789352763375 Pages: 184 Size: 129 x 198 mm Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Weight: 120 gm.
About The Book
"Tom Sawyer, a mischievous young boy, lives in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri with his Aunt Polly and half-brother Sid. Together with his friend Huckleberry Finn, the son of a drunk, ruthless father, he accidentally witnesses a murder. What unfolds in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) is a series of exhilarating events: both friends identify Injun Joe, the real murderer, in court; testify to the innocence of the person wrongly accused and find buried treasure in a haunted house. After autobiographical works like The Innocents Abroad (1869), and Roughing It (1872), this book was Mark Twainâ€™s debut novel that reflected the authorâ€™s own experiences of youth and adulthood. He even chose to name his protagonist after a fireman whom he had met in San Francisco in 1863. Twain presents a sharp social commentary on 19th-century American life through Tomâ€™s tale of childhood resentment against societal hypocrisies."
About Mark Twain
Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain, was America's
most famous literary icon. Born on 30 November 1835, in the town of Florida,
Missouri, he was the sixth child of John and Jane Clemens. Four years after his birth, in 1839,
the Clemens family moved to the town of Hannibal, a developing port city on the banks of the Mississippi. At the age of nine, Twain witnessed the murder of a cattle rancher and when
he turned 10, he saw a slave being struck by a piece of iron by a white overseer. Violence was commonplace and such incidents shaped the writer in him. Twain became the chronicler of hypocrisies and vanities through the
colloquial, raw, and vivid voice of the common folk. Satire and irreverence were the weapons that he
used to deflate the arrogance of the pretentious. In 1865, one of his remarkable short stories about life in a mining camp, Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog, was published in newspapers and magazines, earning him
national acclaim. A few years later, in 1869, The Innocents Abroad was published, and became a
bestseller. This one-of a kind travel book was born out of his five-month sea cruise in the Mediterranean. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn (1884) are among Twain's seminal works. In 1935, Ernest Hemingway remarked, All
modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain died on 21 April 1910.