Impish, resourceful Tom Sawyer spends his time trying to stay one step ahead of his Aunt Polly, playing hookey from school and persuading other boys to carry out punishments meant for him. Becky Thatcher is the object of Tom's affections, but when it comes to midnight escapades in a graveyard, local waif Huckleberry Finn is the ideal confederate. ...
Impish, resourceful Tom Sawyer spends his time trying to stay one step ahead of his Aunt Polly, playing hookey from school and persuading other boys to carry out punishments meant for him. Becky Thatcher is the object of Tom's affections, but when it comes to midnight escapades in a graveyard, local waif Huckleberry Finn is the ideal confederate. There, while testing out a theory for curing warts, the duo witness a dastardly crime that offers Tom the chance to be an unlikely hero...Mark Twain mined the rich seam of his own youth for the characters, locations and events that light up this landmark in American fiction. Loved by children of all ages down the years, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer also succeeded brilliantly in meeting the author's aim "to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves".
This book is a great read. It was delivered quickly and in good condition.
Jul 27, 2013
Humor, Mischief, and Adventure
Written in 1876, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a classic story about a mischievous boy in mid-nineteenth century Missouri. According to author Mark Twain, these adventures are based on his personal experiences. Tom Sawyer and his friends get into all sorts of mischief; the boys even attend their own funeral! Twain capably develops some of the most famous characters in American literature; these include Aunt Polly, Becky Thatcher, and Tom Sawyer's friend Huckleberry Finn. I found myself laughing out loud during several parts of the book. With humor and/or adventure on every page, strong character development, realistic dialogue, and a fast-moving plot, this is classic American literature at its best. Now, I look forward to reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn!
Jul 7, 2011
The novel is in perfect condition, I recommend 100%
Oct 11, 2007
"The Adentures of Tom Sawyer" is more child frindly than the Huckleberry Fin book. Considerably shorter Tom Sawyer is full of more charm. Tom is an old fashioned bad boy. His antics are amusing and high spirited. Some of the jokes are outdated. but still possesses a charm. Some younger readers might not appreciate the old time humor. This is a great read.
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