You can buy this book featuring these two remarkable very cheap nowadays, so what are you waiting for, Sawyer fans? Anyone who enjoyed Huckleberry Finn. The rating is an average: Relatively unknown, Tom Sawyer Abroad is an insightful masterpiece of parody, directed mainly at insufferable know-it-alls, but never forgoing a chance to take a poke at religion or contemporary society.
Set after Huckleberry Finn , this novella tells the tale of Tom, Huck and the former slave Jim being whisked across the Atlantic on a dirigible balloon. Time after time, Tom tries to show off his superior kno The rating is an average: Time after time, Tom tries to show off his superior knowledge to Huck and Jim, only to be stopped short by an innocent question from one of the latter.
My father read this book aloud to the brother and I when I was about eight or nine; and several times we had to call it a night, having been reduced to tears and unable to stop laughing. The paperback edition I own, on the back cover, lists the principals as "Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and Nigger Jim"; I would like very much to know when it was printed, but the title page, on which the publishing date would normally appear, is missing.
Here, Tom displays a gift for observation and an admirably keen intuition that both starkly contrast with his bumbling storytelling in Tom Sawyer Abroad. This story is worth reading, but is not exceptional Mark Twain. After reading the previous two books and quite enjoying them, I couldn't leave the final adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn unread.
As before, "Tom Sawyer Abroad" picks up where the last book left off. Then the boys are immediately carried away on a balloon voyage across the Ocean and into Africa. Jim no longer a slave is also aboard and together they'll go through some wild adventures. Forme it was strange to see these characters out of their environment and I didn't much appreciate Twain' After reading the previous two books and quite enjoying them, I couldn't leave the final adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn unread.
Forme it was strange to see these characters out of their environment and I didn't much appreciate Twain's way of setting up the plot the way the balloon trip started , or his showcasing of the alien places and peoples. I think he's much better at handling his native US region. The other story, "Tom Sawyer Detective"is in my opinion much better. Not as good as the first two books, but that's understandable as it's much shorter.
Here the boys are back at Aunt Sally's where they get involved in a tricky murder business. It's not Sherlock Holmes, but not too far from it. So that's it, no more of these two.
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But I might come back to them some day! So I was looking forward to reading this sequel, but it turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. Especially the first book, Tom Sawyer Abroad, just did not feel right. In a way it reminded me more of Jules Verne than Mark Twain, for example the hint of science fiction the balloon and some of the adventures and the illogical and rushed start of the stor It must have been at least 25 years since I last read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and boy, did I love them at the time.
In a way it reminded me more of Jules Verne than Mark Twain, for example the hint of science fiction the balloon and some of the adventures and the illogical and rushed start of the story how the boys ended up in the balloon. But where Verne really uses the science to carry his stories, Tom Sawyer just floats from one place to the other without really connecting to anything. Because of the thinness of the book, it seems a bit rushed, but it is actually a very clever plot, with the boys making logical steps to gather clues and solving the mystery.
May 02, AdN rated it really liked it. Historias graciosas logradas como las de Tom Sawyer. May 07, Manu rated it it was amazing.
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Damn good hilarious and enjoyable book. Brilliant perspective of Huck Finn for life, especially the part where he gives his insights on The Crusade to Tom. What's not in this book?
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There is humour, action, bit of detectives, perception of world and philosophical debates in quite ligher tone. Ain't that man Mark Twain was genius in understanding real life. Kind of strange, it's like the recent trend of taking classic literary characters, and updating them or combining them with something weird, but in this case it was done by the original author. It's not terrible, it clearly didn't mean as much to Twain as the earlier books, but there's some real creativity at play in these stories.
Mar 02, Rex Michael rated it really liked it. Tom Sawyer Abroad however held no such interest, and if need be can be neglected, though the aspect of Twain placing the boys and Jim in the hot air balloon leads one to think that The Wonderful Wizard of Oz must look to its laurels May 04, Kimberlyluisi rated it liked it. There are more Tom Sawyer stories, who knew? I definitely would not recommend these, as they fall pretty heavily into uninspired sequel territory, however, there are still moments of satirical brilliance which make them worthwhile. Nov 10, Laura rated it it was amazing. May 08, Greg rated it liked it.
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Abroad - not genius as a whole, but still Twain and so worthwhile. Huck's voice is intact, even if he doesn't have much to hang it on who knew Tom was the potentially annoying straight man? Mar 31, Barb G added it Shelves: We love the characters, but these stories just aren't for us right now. Too many other good books to read. We may come back to it at some point, but for now, it's going back to the library. Dec 03, Ema rated it liked it.
My only problem is the spelling. Dec 26, Michelle added it. Contains two of my favorite characters, Tom and Huck. Not quite up to the gold standard of the first three books but good fun anyway. May 15, Brittany rated it really liked it. Tom sawyer abroad was ok, but Tom Sawyer Detective was great. It was short, but well thought out. Jeannine rated it liked it Feb 28, Brooke rated it it was amazing Jul 23, Thomas rated it liked it Nov 10, Julia rated it it was ok Sep 11, Beth rated it really liked it May 08, Helen rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Hanna-Dora rated it really liked it Oct 04, Rolandstedman rated it liked it Oct 19, Sihaya rated it liked it Oct 20, Leanne Halsey rated it really liked it Jan 30, Samuel Langhorne Clemens , better known by his pen name Mark Twain , was an American author and humorist.
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Cloth very slightly nicked head and foot of spine, o. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Mark Twain Volume XX. Ed Conroy Bookseller Published: XX of the uniform printings. Tissue guarded frontispiece of Mark Twain and 3 other full page illustrations, including a hard to understand illustration of Paris by Mark Twain.
Olive green cloth, leather spine labels, gilt stamped spine lettering; top edges gilt. The volume is edge worn, to include light fraying at the spine ends, has a bit of soiling and the top gilt does not have the publisher's intensity. The interior is in very good condition with light wear and gentle toning. Blue boards with gilt lettering on spine that has slight edge wear. Previous owner name stamp edges. Slightly loose at the spine. Leaves are yellowing and light soiling, however have no markings and are quite good considering its age. Book slighter better than Good. Any type of Customisation is possible.
The Book House - St. Very Good- with no dust jacket. A work containing 20 stories by Mark Twain, in an edition published by reprint publisher P. With about 3 black and white illustrations. Lacks a dust jacket. Twain, Mark New York: Text and illustrations very good.
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