The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Taken from the episodes of the whitewashed fence and the ordeal in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe, this book is redolent of life in the Mississippi River towns. It shows that beneath the innocence of childhood lies the inequities of adult reality - base emotions and superstitions, murder and... show more
Taken from the episodes of the whitewashed fence and the ordeal in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe, this book is redolent of life in the Mississippi River towns. It shows that beneath the innocence of childhood lies the inequities of adult reality - base emotions and superstitions, murder and revenge, and more.
Publish date: February 28th 2006
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 225
Edition language: English
I've returned to the river.A year ago I spent a weekend on the Missouri River attending a Writers Workshop. In typical Chris Blocker fashion, I thought it prudent to read something riverish. I selected Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi (my review). Thus a new association was born and once I decid...
This is another one of those classics where some of the plot points and characters are so familiar that you have to read well into the book before you're sure whether you've read it before. In this case, I was well past the entrepreneurial fence-painting and into Tom's nocturnal adventures with Huck...
It took me long enough to read this, but very little surprised me. So much gets lost in the short-shelf-life of children's pop culture, but somehow Tom Sawyer remains a constant. Twain writes with thick nostalgia of a simpler time and of childhood. Of course, Tom Sawyer is a pale candle compared to ...
I only gave this book 3.5 stars, but rounded it up to 4 stars on Goodreads. Well I definitely liked this one better than I did The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.This first book showcases Tom Sawyer. We find Tom living with his Aunt Polly and his brother Sid and cousin Mary. Twain throughout the boo...
“A modern day warriorMean, mean strideToday's Tom SawyerMean, mean pride” - “Tom Sawyer” by RushClassic prog-rock man!I’ve always wondered what Rush’s (probably) most popular song has to do with Mark Twain’s young protagonist. Something to do with being a free-spirited rebel I think, though I...