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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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Taken from the famous episodes of the whitewashed fence and the ordeal in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is redolent of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Twain spent his own youth. A somber undercurrent flows through the high humor and unabashed... show more
Taken from the famous episodes of the whitewashed fence and the ordeal in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is redolent of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Twain spent his own youth. A somber undercurrent flows through the high
humor and unabashed nostalgia of the novel, however, for beneath the innocence of childhood lie the inequities of adult reality - base emotions and superstitions, murder and revenge, starvation and slavery. In his introduction, noted Twain scholar John Seelye considers Twain's impact on American letters and discusses the balance between humorous escapades and serious concern that is found in much of Twain's writing.  

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Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 230
Edition language: English
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 Review: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
4.0 Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Twain)
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...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
3.0 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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 ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (World's Classics)
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...
Book Ramblings
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5.0 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
“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...
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