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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Penguin Classics) (original 1876; edition 1986)

by Mark Twain, John Seelye (Introduction)

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Title:The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Penguin Classics)
Authors:Mark Twain
Other authors:John Seelye (Introduction)
Info:Penguin Classics (1986), Edition: Reprint., Paperback, 256 pages
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876)

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Never read this during all my school years so I thought I had to give it a shot. I was surprised. I found the book to be rather enjoyable and unlike many other "classics" that fail to live up to the hype. A great story and definitely a classic. ( )
  foof2you | Jul 24, 2016 |
Metadata: My copy is entitled Tom Sawyer and the author's name is "Samuel L. Clemens." There is no date in the book. It is part of a 10-book series, Sunbeam Classics, "A handsome new series of classics for children of all ages."

We had to read (no doubt) excerpts of this book in school---generally a way to make me not like a story. I think if I read it now I would enjoy and appreciate it much more. My current impression of Tom, from reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is that Tom is a monster because of the way he treats Jim. I don't remember whether or not Tom's cleverness, say, the fence whitewashing, is balanced with any kindness in this book.
  raizel | Jul 6, 2016 |
Este fue el primer libro que leí en mi vida. Antes me limitaba a los cuentos de Tío Conejo o a las versiones más infantiles de Blancanieves y la Cenicienta.

Aún recuerdo claramente cuando mi papá me dio este libro y me dijo que si lograba leerlo completo me daría un regalo. Tenía 10 años y amaba los regalos así que, por supuesto, lo leí.

Con él aprendería dos de las lecciones más importantes de mi vida:
1.- Después de la familia, no hay nada más importante que la amistad.
2.- Siempre finge que te diviertes para que otro quiera hacer tu trabajo.

Además, poco sabía yo que esa decisión cambiaría mi vida: el regalo resultó ser los primeros cuatros libros de Harry Potter. Después de eso nunca más pude dejar de leer.

Mi papá me abrió las puertas al mundo de la literatura, me mostró las maravillas de la lectura. Y por eso y más, le estaré eternamente agradecida. Y este libro siempre ocupará un espacio especial en mi corazón. ( )
  Glire | Jun 22, 2016 |
I could stand to read this again, give it another shot. I just didn't like Tom or his adventures nearly as much as I did Huck and his. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Have not read this since 2004. Read it again for the Adult Summer Reading Program at the Madison/Hanover Public Library. Still an enjoyable book to read. ( )
  RhondasReading | Jun 2, 2016 |
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Twain, Markprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Badia, AngelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baender, PaulEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bolian, PollyIllustratorsecondary 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
Lladó, José MaríaTranslatorsecondary 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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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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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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