1985 THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER Hardcover Illustrated
1985 hardcover edition of Adventures Of Tom Sawyer published by Walden Books and written by Mark Twain. Cover is in excellent condition with pictoral boards and gold design elements. Pages have gold edges and binding is structurally sound. Includes full color illustrations. There aren't any obvious signs of inscriptions, marginalizations, or dog eared pages.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is an 1876 novel by Mark Twain about a boy growing up along the Mississippi River. It has been banned from schools because of the use of the "N" word. It appears 10 times, being said by Tom and Huck. It is also criticized for its portrayal of Native Americans, especially in the villian Injun Joe. Mark Twain actually had strong anti-slavery views. One of his most lasting childhood memories was of a dozen men and women chained together waiting to be shipped down river to the slave market. "They had," he said, "the saddest faces I ever saw." If you are a collector of banned books, this is one you want on your library shelf.