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Book Title: Tom Sawyer Abroad|
The author of the book: Mark Twain
Edition: Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly
The size of the: 8.34 MB
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Date of issue: 1894
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Hot air balloon:
Add all of the above together and you have the third installment of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn adventures. The trio I mentioned (and showed) above ended up on a hot air balloon which brought them to Northern Africa deserts. It is a good book.
The biggest problem with the book is the one I already mention: it is a good book. Do I make any sense here? Consider this: the first book is the classic of children literature; the second one is the classic of world literature, period. This is a good book, but nowhere close to the level of the first two.
Mark Twain's wit and humor is still here. The story has an interesting beginning, but ultimately it goes nowhere. It even ends quite abruptly and unexpectedly - I have an impression Mark Twain himself realized the plot becomes irrelevant and just stopped writing.
One more problem I had with the book: in the previous one Huck Finn displays wisdom coming from his life experience - he is a homeless orphan, so he had already seen quite a lot of different sides of life. Here his reasoning is retarded at times. It surely gives the author an excellent opportunity to show his wit and use satire, but it comes at the expense of the Huck's character.
For people who does not know about the whole series: there is one more story in it called Tom Sawyer, Detective. It is shorter than the limit I set for myself as a criterion for a story to be reviewed, so I will not do it. As title suggests it is a detective story featuring both guys. It is decent as detective stories go, but nothing to write home about.
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Read information about the authorSamuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).
Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling.
He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.
However, he lacked financial acumen. Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy. With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.
Born during a visit by Halley's Comet, he died on its return. He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".
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