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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)

by Mark Twain

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The orphan Tom Sawyer, raised by his aunt, is never out of trouble for long. A mischievous, charming boy (not to mention genius at escaping from trouble), Tom's adventures involve many unwitting bystanders. From one moment to the next, the boy could change into a pirate, or ship's captain - when he's not trying to win Becky Thatcher for a sweetheart, of course. Tom is also a friend of Twain's other beloved boy-hero, Huckleberry Finn.

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A classic I never read when I was a kid. Once I got comfortable with the writing, I really enjoyed the story. I never realized there were 4 in this series, so I will definitely read the other 3. There were points where I felt like Twain was just rambling about something that had nothing to do with the story and those dragged on but once you get past that it gets better. ( )
  jbrownleo | Mar 27, 2024 |
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  AnkaraLibrary | Feb 29, 2024 |
I know it's a classic, but personally I didn't love it. I found parts of it quite boring and unnecessary. There are some exciting parts, such as the cave and the boys run ins with Injun Joe, but overall, I didn't find it that spectacular ( )
  Crystal199 | Jan 26, 2024 |
I love the book because it is a classic, and accurately portrays life during that time, but I still struggle with the language in the book, even though I know times were different then. That being said, the core values of working hard and obeying authority are values I would love see return to America. It is a great read as a student or as someone who wants to understand more about country life and the past. ( )
  doehlberg63 | Dec 2, 2023 |
A great story, funny and the adventures and mischief young teenagers would love. ( )
  SteveMcI | Dec 1, 2023 |
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Badia, AngelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baender, PaulEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bolian, PollyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Offerman, NickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To MY WIFE, this book is affectionately dedicated
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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.
"TOM!" No answer. "TOM!" No answer. "What's gone with that boy, I wonder? You TOM!" No answer.
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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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Classic Literature. Fiction. HTML:

The orphan Tom Sawyer, raised by his aunt, is never out of trouble for long. A mischievous, charming boy (not to mention genius at escaping from trouble), Tom's adventures involve many unwitting bystanders. From one moment to the next, the boy could change into a pirate, or ship's captain - when he's not trying to win Becky Thatcher for a sweetheart, of course. Tom is also a friend of Twain's other beloved boy-hero, Huckleberry Finn.

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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.
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