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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (original 1876; edition 2003)

by Mark Twain, Patrick Fraley (Narrator)

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Title:The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Authors:Mark Twain
Other authors:Patrick Fraley (Narrator)
Info:BBC Audiobooks America (2003), Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876)

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Via audio. This book doesn't have the depth that Huckleberry Finn has, but it's a fun childhood's romp. It also interesting from a historical point of view. A worthy American Classic. The narrator was great. ( )
  sydsavvy | Apr 8, 2016 |
read too many times to count - films watched at every opportunity
  frahealee | Apr 3, 2016 |
Always preferred this to Huckleberry Finn--which puts me on the wrong side of just about everybody else's opinion. If the ending in the caves doesn't get your pulse racing, you probably don't have one. Found a beautiful like-new copy of the Heritage Edition, with color plates and numerous illustrations by Norman Rockwell. ( )
  unclebob53703 | Mar 31, 2016 |
Entertaining and nostalgic to read the adventures of Tom Sawyer, and his comrades.
Review: https://weneedhunny.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/the-adventures-of-tom-sawyer/
  zombiehero | Mar 25, 2016 |
A solid American classic and a good American boy. ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Twain, Markprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baender, PaulEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brockway, HarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brooks, BruceForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carner, JosepTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
DeVoto, BernardEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dietz, NormanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dufris, WilliamNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fraley, PatrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardner, GroverNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
George, Jean CraigheadIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gerber, John C.Forewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hagon, GarrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hill, DickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kazin, AlfredAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Krüger, LoreTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Laine, JarkkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKay, DonaldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKowen, ScottIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Minton, HaroldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nohl, AndreasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Powers, Richard M.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rockwell, NormanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Seelye, JohnIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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To MY WIFE, this book is affectionately dedicated
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"TOM!" No answer."TOM!" No answer. "What's gone with that boy, I wonder? You TOM!" No answer.
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Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try pleasantly to remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in. (Preface)
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.
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This book is in public domain in the USA and the e-book is available free online ...

 
Tom Sawyer is about a young mischievous boy who has many adventures. This story is about boyhood and growing up. Although some of the adventures can become very serious, this story is filled with humorous situations.  I enjoyed this book because it made me laugh and it's is just an all around fun story to read.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0143039563, Paperback)

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.

This new edition includes a new text and, for the first time, explanatory notes

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A boy in the river town of Hannibal, Missouri runs off and has a lot of adventures.

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