Tom Sawyer Abroad Twain s sequel to his classic novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Title: Tom Sawyer Abroad
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • ISBN: 9781587157042
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Twain s sequel to his classic novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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    1. Mark Twain

      Samuel 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.Excerpted from.

    339 thoughts on “Tom Sawyer Abroad”

    1. Tom Sawyer:Huck Finn:Jim: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 [...]

    2. When I was growing up, we had a 3-books-in-1-volume set of Tom Sawyer tales. The first one was the classic The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. I read it, laughed myself silly over some of the classic scenes, like Tom whitewashing the fence and feeding the cat his medicine, and started in on the two sequels with a high sense of anticipation. And they fell completely flat. This is a mildly interesting kids' adventure tale, with Tom, Huck and Jim sailing over Africa in a hot air balloon. The characters a [...]

    3. Not quite as good as the original books. In fact, I had to check and recheck to make sure that the same author actually wrote this book. It's that much of a departure.

    4. It was a visit to old friends Tom, Huck and Jim. This time three of them by accident fly to Africa in an extraordinary balloon. I love "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", but this one is nothing compared to them. Pointless book, in my opinion. It felt like imitating one of Jules Verne's stories. And the ending was abrupt and disappointing, as if Mark Twain just needed to finish his story quickly.

    5. It says this was written by Huck Finn, but I have my doubts. For the most part, it sounded more like huckster than huckleberry. Huck, Tom and Jim take a balloon ride across the Atlantic, through the Sahara, and to Egypt, and basically nothing happens. Oh, there's some carnage along the way, but it's all thrown out with such insouciance and good humor that it's hard to care much or even get involved. At best, it's amusing and mildly diverting. But the whole exercise just feels like Twain cashing [...]

    6. With the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain created two of the seminal works of American literature, equally beloved by children and adults the world over. Then, twenty years after the first and ten years after the second, he tossed off this incredulous nonsense, with Tom, Huck and Jim leaving the mudflats of the Mississippi in an airship captained by a mad professor.Their journey takes them over the Atlantic to Africa where they take in the sights (carav [...]

    7. If Tom Sawyer Detective is to the original Tom/Huck books what Bad News Bears Go to Japan was to the original, then Tom Sawyer is the Mark Twain equivalent of Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol.Tom, Huck, and the slave Jim get kidnapped by a mad scientist and taken to Africa on a tricked-out airship. Tom gives lessons on longitude and latitude, the time zones, the curvature of the Earth, and why countries really aren't the same color they appear to be on maps. Huck and Jim remain skeptical. I [...]

    8. I'm not completely sure about the legitimacy of the purported rivalry between Twain and Jules Verne, but this book certainly seems to point to one. I couldn't help but picture Verne as the pilot of the air-ship and the ridiculing townsfolk of St. Petersberg as the embodiment of Twain's disdain. The writing is superb and revisiting Tom, Huck, and Jim was (cliche) like visiting with old friends. Unfortunately, once Tom has dispatched with the air-shipman, the story meanders and deviates from plot- [...]

    9. Tom Sawyer, an American classic that I found very enjoyable. I was quite interested in the boy's life on the frontier and how different it was from now. It only makes me wish that today we'd be able to run in the woods and play in the river like they did but here in suburbs of Southern Callifonia, if we wanted to have a great adventure the closest thing we'd get was the sidewalk. I feel that kids today have missed out on a lot because what now with videogames, computers, ipods, cellphones, tv's, [...]

    10. Whimsical nonsense from America's premier humorist who couldn't resist public demand for more Huck, Tom, and Jim. It succeeds only because it's Twain.

    11. Huck, Tom et Jim, l'esclave noir nouvellement libéré, s'envolent à bord d'un ballon dirigeable. Après quelques jours dans les airs, le conducteur, ivre, passe par dessus bord. La petite bande choisit de poursuivre l'aventure sans lui et de foncer droit vers l'Angleterre. Sauf, bien sûr, si le vent décide de les envoyer mourir au fin fond du Sahara Bon clairement le voyage ne se veut pas réaliste. Leur maitrise du dirigeable totalement aléatoire devient vite hallucinante de précision. T [...]

    12. This book was both a surprise and a disappointment. I had assumed that Tom and Huck would be adults, and had expected the book to be longer. Instead the book is quite short, and the story takes place not too long after the events of Huckleberry Finn. The plot is so ridiculously impossible that the reader needs to suspend their disbelief quite a degree. However, it's still an interesting story, and the idea of flying off in a balloon is an engaging one. Unfortunately Twain dumbed down his charact [...]

    13. Literāra marginālija, ko īsti nevaru ieteikt nevienam. Sāku lasīt, jo pārlasīju Tomu Sojeru un nejauši uzzināju, ka ir vēl divi turpinājumi, par ko iepriekš nebija ne jausmas - "Toms Sojers ārzemēs" un "Toms Sojers detektīvs". Abās šajās grāmatās stāstnieka lomā ir Haklberijs Fins."Toms Sojers ārzemēs" it kā iecerēta kā Žila Verna romānu parodija. Tiktāl viss forši. Arī sākums bija cerīgs: Tomu Sojeru, Haku Finu un Džimu nejaušības rezultātā ar gaisa balonu [...]

    14. Mi problema fue que lo leí intercalado con "5 semanas en globo" (fue pura casualidad) y se me confundieron ambos libros.

    15. begins: chapter 1. tom seeks new adventuresdo you reckon tom sawyer was satisfied after all them adventures? i mean the adventures we had down the river, and the time we set the darky jim free and tom got shot in the leg. no, he wasn't. it only just p'isoned him for more. that was all the effect it had. you see, when we three came back up the river in glory, as you may say, from that long travel, and the village received us with a torchlight procession and speeches, and everybody hurrah'd and sh [...]

    16. „Tom Sawyer în străinătate” şi străinii care intră în casele noastre prin ştiri > > goo/J7X4FA„Una din pacostele civilizaţiei este că oricine primeşte o scrisoare c-o veste proastă vine şi-ţi povesteşte tot, ca să te simţi şi tu prost”, spune unul dintre eroii lui Mark Twain din „Tom Sawyer în străinătate”, anticipând parcă, încă în 1894, ceea ce ni se va întâmpla nouă astăzi, când permitem străinilor să ne intre în casă, iar aceşti străini [...]

    17. First sentence: DO you reckon Tom Sawyer was satisfied after all them adventures? I mean the adventures we had down the river, and the time we set the darky Jim free and Tom got shot in the leg. No, he wasn’t. It only just p’isoned him for more. That was all the effect it had.Premise/plot: Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Jim (now free) accidentally have an adventure together--in a hot air balloon--that takes them halfway across the world to Africa. The trip has its dangers certainly. But T [...]

    18. A short tale but really a gem of one, and somehow I missed it in my early reading career. I had to read the ending twice before it sank in. This book really highlights the differences between knowledge (book learning) versus experience (life learning). I love the way Twain has Tom try to explain something he knows, like how maps work, what mirages are, and the use of metaphor, and then either Huck or Jim and sometimes both rebut from their experiences that say otherwise. Both make a lot of sense [...]

    19. Tom, Huck, and Jim are swept up in a futuristic air balloon and whisked across the ocean to Arabia, where they tour the Sahara.This book is a complete break from "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn," two great works whose stature as literary milestones don't prevent them from being vastly entertaining. This sequel begins very well, but goes off the rails just about the time the boys go up in the air. Mark Twain's great humor peeks through often, most notably in some entertaining debates among the [...]

    20. One can only imagine that Twain needed money desperately and quickly when he dashed off the miserable sequels to his magisterial Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Tom Sawyer Abroad is terrible, simply terrible and I imagine Tom Sawyer, Detective is also.

    21. Remembered why I enjoyed Mark Twain's writing so muche description of Tom's frustration and disgust with Jim and Huck's misinterpretations made me laugh out loud.Very quick listen. Norman Dietz was narrator and did a fine job.

    22. Considered as a sequel to Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: *Yes, it's a disappointment*It's better, I maintain, than I'm gathering from consensus; it's a quite good parody of overrated nationalist Jules Verne, and in itself also*(view spoiler)[This part interested me, anyhow Tom, at the end of his own book, reluctantly is made to study, to apply himself. He lets out that nothing comes of this, if I remember correctly, but it's clear from this book that he's learned a good deal about the world (a [...]

    23. Twain at his lowest ebb is still pretty towering, but TSA comes across as far-fetched and frivolous compared to Tom Sawyer and the magisterial Huckleberry Finn. It's sad to see HF's endless run of good quotes stumble along to an ending so abrupt the author might as well have written Screw it all I'm off for a whiskey Twain out.I know some people take Tom Sawyer Abroad as a bit of a satire of contemporary adventure novels (a la Verne). To be fair, the book does have some good moments (and in my o [...]

    24. this was a weird bookme great repartee between Jim, Tom, and Huck, set in the context of a Jules Verne/HG Wells flying machine. Interesting discussions on longitude, winds, relationships and the price of sand. However, even though Mark Twain was a liberal of his times, the racial stereotyping does grate.The first two books are classics where at least the discussions on race seem to be set in their 19th century rural Missouri valley context. This does feel to have been written in a hurry with a p [...]

    25. In which Tom, Huck, and Jim find themselves stuck in a hot air balloon with a mad scientist, and Mark Twain teaches you about time zones, maps, and the Sahara Desert. I know, it's hard for me to believe, too. It's as funny as you would hope from Mark Twain, but he doesn't seem to have anything serious to say in this one. Aside from being sort of a Jules Verne parody, I am really curious to know more about why this book exists and what Twain would have had to say about it.

    26. TWO-AND-A-HALF? "Tom Sawyer Abroad" is an occasionally funny sequel to his earlier novels involving Tom and Huck. For a book that is proffered as a parody of Jules Verne adventures, the dialogue between the three main characters (Tom, Huck and Jim) is really was is most entertaining.

    27. Short read which is refreshing but has nothing on the other Tom and Huck books. I love Twain but this was easily my least favorite work of his so far. I wouldn't say it was a waste of time though. It was just fine.

    28. This was very entertaining and greatly exceeded my expectations. The idea of Tom, Huck & Jim floating around the world in a balloon is far fetched but fun.

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