The adventures of Tom Sawyer : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism /

Presents a critical edition of Mark Twain's classic novel, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," and includes textual and explanatory notes, background information, profile of the author, and seven critical essays.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Other Authors: Clark, Beverly Lyon.
Format: Book
Published: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007.
Series:Norton critical edition.
Table of Contents:
  • The text of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • A note on the text
  • Textual variants
  • Backgrounds and contexts
  • Biographical backgrounds
  • [Autobiography] ; Letter to Will Bowen, 6 February 1870 / Mark Twain
  • The cave at Hannibal
  • Nineteenth-century education
  • Miss Clapp's school / Mark Twain
  • The old-time school-discipline / Eli M. Rapp
  • Nineteenth-century medicine
  • Dissection of the dead / John Draper
  • [The case against dissection]
  • [The page that Becky tore?]
  • Fire in a liquid form / K. Patrick Ober
  • Social and regional contexts
  • Boy culture / E. Anthony Rotundo
  • [Mark Twain's Missouri] / Robert Jackson
  • Literary contexts
  • The story of the bad little boy who didn't come to grief ; The story of the good little boy who did not prosper / Mark Twain
  • From Robin Hood and His Merry Foresters / Stephen Percy [Joseph Cundall]
  • Composing the book
  • Boy's manuscript / Mark Twain
  • Correspondence on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Mark Twain, William Dean Howells
  • [Revisions inspired by Howells] / Bernard DeVoto
  • Criticism
  • [Review] / [William Dean Howells]
  • The composition and the structure of Tom Sawyer / Hamlin L. Hill
  • The sanctioned rebel / Judith Fetterley
  • Boy books, bad boy books, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Alan Gribben
  • Masculinity and the logic of sympathy in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Glenn Hendler
  • Why Mark Twain murdered Injun Joe, and will never be indicted / Carter Revard
  • "200 rattling pictures" : True Williams and the imagetext of the first American edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / Susan R. Gannon
  • Mark Twain : a chronology.