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Reserve Books in Library

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There are several Essays and Articles from the following books:

Modern Critical Views. - Bloom, Harold, editor.
Call Number: 818 CLE BLO

Mark Twain: a Collection of Critical Essays. - Henry Nash Smith, editor.
Call Number: 813 CLE SMI

The Art of Mark Twain - William M. Gibson
Call Number: 813 CLE GIB

Novels for Students. - Marie Rose Napiekowski and Deborah A. Stanley, editors.
Call Number: R 809.04 NOV V.6

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. - Dennis Poupard, editor.
Call Number: R 809.04 GAL V.19 AND V.12

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism - Hall, Sharon K., editor.
Call Number: R 809.04 GAL V.6


Book in Mrs. Walsh's Classroom

Readings on the Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Bloom, Howard, editor.
Call Number: 813 TWA BLO
This book is only available from Mrs. Walsh.


Tom & Huck


The databases and passwords can be found by logging into Cubview and going to the Burns Library group page at    Look for the database link near the center of the page. When you click, it will make you sign in to Cubview, then you can access the databases from the password links. Or, you can print the password list then just use the links on this page.  If this does not work for you for some reason, please email me, Mrs. April Hannah at or else pick up a blue password flyer from the library.

  • Bloom's Literary Reference (Criticism)
    After loggin in, choose the link "Bloom's Lit..." on the left. In the search box just under the red banner enter this exact phrase, "Tom Sawyer" w/o the quotation marks. Results list is 349 hits. Click on the TAB "Analysis and Criticism." This will narrow the results to only critical or thematic criticism and to about 118 hits. Choose the most appropriate ones for your compare/contrast needs.
  • EBSCO Magill On Literature Plus (Critical Analysis)
    After log-in you will see four links, choose "Magill On Literature Plus." In the search line near top of page, enter the keywords "Tom Sawyer." On the Results page, look at the left frame and lower the 30 hits by Source Type and choose "Work Analysis." The first page of 18 results will be the only useful ones.

Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain

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