书名：The Adventures of Tom Sawyer汤姆·索亚历记
商品尺寸：10.6 x 1.8 x 17.3 cm
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer《汤姆·索亚历记》是美国小说家马克·吐温1876年发表的代表作品，小说的故事发生在19世纪上半世纪美国密西西比河畔的一个普通小镇上。主人公汤姆·索亚天真活泼、敢于探、追求自由，不堪忍受束缚个性、枯燥乏味的生活，幻想干一番英雄事业。适合英语学生及对经典英语文学作品感兴趣的读者。
5.柯林斯经典系列，含历史背景及作者介绍（Life & Times），后附英语词汇注释（Glossary of Classic Literature），生词表采用《柯林斯英语词典》的解释，有助于读者学习理解；
The classic adventures of one of American literature’s most beloved characters from Mark Twain, one of America’s best-loved writers.
Here is a lighthearted excursion into boyhood, a nostalgic return into the simple, rural Missouri world of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Becky Thatcher, and Aunt Polly. It is a universal world of attending school and playing hooky, pranks and punishments, villains and desperate adventure, seen through the eyes of a boy who might be the young Mark Twain himself.
There is sheer delight inTom Sawyer—even in the darkest moments, affection and wit permeate its pages. For adults it re-creates the vanished dreams of youth. For younger readers it unveils the boundaries of tantalizing horizons still to come. And for everyone, it reveals the mind and heart of one of America’s best-loved writers.
With an Introduction by Robert Tilton
and an Afterword by Geoffrey Sanborn
In his person and in his pursuits,Mark Twain(1835-1910) was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve, when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing, but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimental—and also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia for the past helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called “the Lincoln of our literature.”
Robert Tiltonis a Associate Professor of English and Department Head at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He is the author ofPocahontas: The Evolution of an American Narrativeand co-author ofPocahontas: Her Life and Legend,George Washington: The Man Behind the Myths,Old Virginia: The Pursuit of a Pastoral Ideal, andLee and Grant, and has written the Introduction to the Signet Classics edition of Cooper’sThe Deerslayer.
Geoffrey Sanborn, Associate Professor of Literature at Bard College, is the author ofThe Sign of the Cannibal: Melville and the Making of a Postcolonial Reader,Whipscars and Tattoos: The Last of the Mohicans,Moby-Dick, and the Maori, andPlagiarama! William Wells Brown and the Aesthetic of Attractions.