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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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Sparkling with mischief, jumping with youthful adventure, Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer is one of the most splendid re-creations of childhood in all of literature. It is a lighthearted romp, full of humor and warmth. It shares with its sequel, Huckleberry Finn, not only a set of unforgettable... show more
Sparkling with mischief, jumping with youthful adventure, Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer is one of the most splendid re-creations of childhood in all of literature. It is a lighthearted romp, full of humor and warmth. It shares with its sequel, Huckleberry Finn, not only a set of unforgettable characters--Tom, Huck, Aunt Polly and others--but a profound understanding of humanity as well. Through such hilarious scenes as the famous fence-whitewashing incident, Twain gives a portrait--perceptive yet tender--of a humanity rendered foolish by his own aspirations and obsessions. Written as much for adults as for young boys and girls, Tom Sawyer is the work of a master storyteller performing in his shirt sleeves, using his best talents to everyone's delight.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553211283 (0553211285)
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
4.0 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
I read this book so many times....in high school, in college, just for fun as an adult and with my kids when it was assigned to them. Recently, I was wanting something fun and different to read and I re-read it again. It amazes me how much I noticed in this reading that I didn't see all the previous...
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...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda 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...
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