- Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
- ILAB-LILA Member
- Année de parution: 1876
- Éditeur: The American Publishing Co
- Thèmes: Littérature
- Poids de l'envoi: 750 g
- Lieu d'édition: Hartford
FIRST EDITION Wood-engraved frontispiece and half title printed on separate leaves, and numerous wood engravings by True Williams and others. Lovely full blue morocco with gilt borders, spine in compartments decorated in gilt; an excellent copy. First printing, first issue, with all issue points noted. Featuring one of the best-loved characters in American fiction, we join Tom with his well-known incidents of the whitewashed fence, his love affair with Becky Thatcher, and the trial of Injun Joe, all evocative of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Twain spent his youth. A somber undercurrent is threaded through the high humor and brazen nostalgia of the story, which highlights the dichotomy of the innocence of childhood and the inequities of the realities of adulthood in this Midwestern town: base emotions and fallacies, murder and retribution, starvation and slavery. The adventures of Tom Sawyer was continually adapted for film and television. Lauded as the "Father of American Literature," Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his most-used pen name, Mark Twain, is a hallmark of classic American literature. Known for his famous work, The adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, The adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain is known for his radical civil rights views and often-censored subject matter. His works run the gamut from novels, to collections of letters, to humorous stories about nineteenth century steamboat culture. Also included is a "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE STAMP AND ENVELOPE, Hannibal, MO., Feb. 13, 1940, 9-am." Inside the envelope is a pictorial post card depicting the Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn statue in Hannibal, MO. Both are in the original condition, as new.