Mark Twain


This large portrait of Mark Twain contains vignettes of key stories of his life, knit together by lines of the preface to his masterpiece,”Tom Sawyer”: “Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest those of boys who were schoolmates of mine. Huck Finn is drawn from life: Tom Sawyer also, but not from an individual – he is a combination of the characteristics of three boys whom I knew. The odd superstitions touched upon were all prevalent among children of slaves at the period of this story – that is to say thirty or forty years ago. Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were…”

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