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Tom Sawyer, Detective

By: Mark Twain
Published By: Double9 Books
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The novel Tom Sawyer, Detective was written by Mark Twain in 1896. It is a continuation of Tom Sawyer Abroad (1876), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). (1894). In this parody of the wildly famous detective novels of the day, Tom Sawyer tries to investigate a mysterious murder. The story is recounted in Huck Finn's first-person narrative style, just like in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The plot of the novel, according to a 1909 accusation made by Danish schoolteacher Valdemar Thoresen in an essay published in the magazine Maaneds, was lifted verbatim from Steen Blicher's short story The Vicar of Weilby. Twain's secretary sent a note to Mr. Thoresen explaining that Mr. Clemens had not read the book you mentioned or any translations or adaptations of it that he was aware of. Blicher's work had been translated into German but not English. Twain/Clemens had the same right to utilize the subject matter as Blicher because it predated Blicher (the 1626 trial of Pastor Sren Jensen Quist of Vejlby).

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain (30 November 1835- 21 April 1910) was born in Florida, United States. He was a Humorist, author, and lecturer. He grew up in Hannibal and later moved to California. In a California mining camp, he heard the story that he published in 1865 and made popular as the title story of his first novel, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches, in 1867. From his humorous stories, The Innocents Abroad (1869) and Roughing It in 1872, to his appearance as a riverboat captain in Life on the Mississippi in 1883, through his adventure stories of childhood, he got a worldwide audience, mainly for Tom Sawyer (1876) and Huckleberry Finn (1885), known as the masterpieces of American fiction. The ironic A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in 1889. His eldest daughter passed away in 1896, his wife in 1904, and another daughter in 1909. He expressed his depression about the human character in such late works as the after-death published Letters from the Earth (1962).

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 63 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357482458
  • ISBN-13: 9789357482455
  • Item Weight: 75.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.97 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General