The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Boy, Girl, Man, Woman (Edition)
DescriptionThe sun shines on Tom Sawyer. The idealized childhood of this fictional hero, based on Mark Twain's own early life along the banks of the Mississippi, is filled with robust good humor and high-spirited adventures. Yet there is also an in-depth experience of the central South of the 1840s--its dialects, superstitions, and social values. While romping through fun-filled fantasy, Tom Sawyer shows how morally complicated real life can be. This reading of Tom Sawyer is especially notable for the virtuoso performance of actor Patrick Fraley. Crafting thirty-six authentic "voices" to represent the wide range of Twain's delightful characters, Fraley proves his storytelling mastery. Hear why this is one of the world's best-known and best-loved books, appealing to all ages.
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About the Author
Beloved American author Samuel Langhorne Clemens became famous under the pen name, Mark Twain. Receiving tremendous accolades from fellow authors, Twain was touted as, "the father of American literature." What Twain brought to the masses was a kind of literature that was not made previously accessible to its audience. Twain's writing incorporated the dialect most American people actually spoke at the time, making each story feel relatable and close to home. It was his use of colloquial language that earned him the title of one of the most revered American authors for generations to come.
Patrick Fraley has created voices for over four thousand characters, placing him among the top ten performers of all time to be cast in animated programs. He holds an MFA in acting from Cornell University and is the author of the only character-voice curriculum ever to be accredited at the university level.