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  • Taschenbuch
  • Verlag: Penguin Popular Classics; Auflage: Penguin Classics (1994)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0140620524
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140620528
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 11,1 x 0,8 x 18,1 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.2 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (64 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 920.305 in Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Bücher)
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Mark Twain (1835-1910) hat sein Handwerk von der Pike auf gelernt. Nach dem Tod seines Vaters machte er eine Ausbildung zum Schriftsetzer und arbeitete in vielen Städten der USA als Drucker und Journalist. Auch auf einem Mississippidampfer war Mark Twain beschäftigt, außerdem wurde er Soldat bei den Konföderierten und begab sich sogar auf Silbersuche. Später führten ihn seine Reisen bis nach Europa. 1864 gelang ihm mit "Jumping-Frog" ("Der berühmte Springfrosch von Calaveras County") der literarische Durchbruch. Humor und Satire gehören zu den Markenzeichen des weltbekannten amerikanischen Schriftstellers, dessen berühmtestes Buch wohl "Die Abenteuer des Huckleberry Finn" (1884) ist. Mark Twains Alterswerk dagegen ist von einer eher pessimistischen Grundhaltung geprägt.

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Birthday Boy No. 3 It's Tom's brother's birthday, so when he accidentally breaks the sugar bowl, Tom takes the blame. But Aunt Polly saw what actually happened, and now both boys are in trouble. Will they find a way to make things right? It isn't nice to tell a lie...even when you're trying to help someone. That's the lesson Tom - and young readers - learn.

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3 von 3 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Craig Boehman am 12. Februar 2011
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Open Letter to NewSouth Books
In regards to censoring a Mark Twain classic

January 5, 2010

Dear Randall Williams and Suzanne La Rosa, co-owners of NewSouth Books;

Censorship in any form, however benign in appearance, however easier on the ears and eyes, however sincere in intention ' violates the natural endowment of free expression. Your publication of Mark Twain's classic in censored form will send the wrong signals to the publishing industry, the wrong message to young readers in public schools. Enlightened minds are not nourished by Orwellian safeguards.

On your website you state: 'A new edition of Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, forthcoming from NewSouth Books in mid-February, does more than unite the companion boy books in one volume, as the author had intended.'

Let's examine the last part of your proclamation ' 'as the author had intended.' As a Mark Twain enthusiast, I highly doubt he would have intended for you to take it upon yourselves to censor his work. True, he had intended to publish the two stories in one volume. But this doesn't grant you the moral authority to step in and replace 'the N-word' with 'slave' (including their plural companions). In effect, you're claiming he would have intended for you to sanitize racial slurs on behalf of two ethnic groups so that you could publish his two stories in one volume.

Secondly, making use of Twain scholar, Dr. Alan Gribben, and his 'preemptive censorship' doctrine doesn't excuse yourselves from the fact that you and your publishing company have now embarked on your own rafting adventure down the Mighty Mississippi of Censorship. According to Dr.
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3 von 3 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Donald Mitchell TOP 500 REZENSENT am 16. März 2007
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Tom Sawyer is one of the most endearing characters in American fiction. This wonderful book deals with all the challenges that any young person faces, and resolves them in exciting and unusual ways.

Like many young people, Tom would rather be having fun than going to school and church. This is always getting him into trouble, from which he finds unusual solutions. One of the great scenes in this book has Tom persuading his friends to help him whitewash a fence by making them think that nothing could be finer than doing his punishment for playing hooky from school. When I first read this story, it opened up my mind to the potential power of persuasion.

Tom also is given up for dead and has the unusual experience of watching his own funeral and hearing what people really thought of him. That's something we all should be able to do. By imagining what people will say at our funeral, we can help establish the purpose of our own lives. Mark Twain has given us a powerful tool for self-examination in this wonderful sequence.

Tom and Huck Finn also witness a murder, and have to decide how to handle the fact that they were not supposed to be there and their fear of retribution from the murderer, Injun Joe.

Girls are a part of Tom's life, and Becky Thatcher and he have a remarkable adventure in a cave with Injun Joe. Any young person will remember the excitement of being near someone they cared about alone in this vignette.

Tom stands for the freedom that the American frontier offered to everyone. His aunt Polly represents the civilizing influence of adults and towns. Twain sets up a rewarding novel that makes us rethink the advantages of both freedom and civilization. In this day of the Internet frontier, this story can still provide valuable lessons about listening to our inner selves and acting on what they have to say. Enjoy!
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Donald Mitchell TOP 500 REZENSENT am 16. Juli 2007
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Here's a chance for a youngster to begin to appreciate a great novel.

Tom Sawyer is the first great coming of age American novel. In addition, Tom Sawyer is one of the most endearing characters in American fiction. This wonderful book deals with all the challenges that any young person faces, and resolves them in exciting and unusual ways.

Like many young people, Tom would rather be having fun than going to school and church. This desire to enjoy life is always getting him into trouble, from which he finds unusual and imaginative solutions. One of the great scenes in this book has Tom persuading his friends to help him whitewash a fence by making them think that nothing could be finer than doing his punishment for playing hooky from school. When I first read this story, it opened up my mind to the potential power of persuasion.

Tom also is given up for dead and has the unusual experience of watching his own funeral and hearing what people really thought of him. That's something we all should be able to do. By imagining what people will say at our funeral, we can help establish the purpose of our own lives. Mark Twain has given us a powerful tool for self-examination in this wonderful sequence.

Tom and Huck Finn also witness a murder, and have to decide how to handle the fact that they were not supposed to be there and their fear of retribution from the murderer, Injun Joe.

Girls are a part of Tom's life, and Becky Thatcher and he have a remarkable adventure in a cave with Injun Joe. Any young person will remember the excitement of being near someone they cared about alone in this vignette.

Tom stands for the freedom that the American frontier offered to everyone. His aunt Polly represents the civilizing influence of adults and towns.
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