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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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When I was around the age 9 or 10 my dad and sister suggested me to read this book couple of times. As I started reading, it did not appeal to me much and I put it down after the first chapter. I could not see anything interesting in it! How could I? As a little tomboy hated and ignored by girls communities I was a Tom Sawyer myself and was so busy being a rascal that I failed to see what is so amusing about the book!

I only got to appreciate it these last days, and while reading, it brought me so much joy that I could hardly stop smiling. It pulled me back to the days when I used to gather those colored ceramics and little pieces of random toys to show them off to my playmates. When I use to dig into my grandma's garden the whole summer to find a treasure I thought it could be buried there. As I age, I do feel that one gets to appreciate some things and stuff only when get to a certain point in life. Just like Twain mentioned in the preface besides entertaining children, he tries to "remind adults of what they once were themselves."

I also adore the pure, simple way of describing the nature and children's little fun and joys. I did not feel the pressure that is force to the readers in an effort of being extraordinary in today's young adult publications. Don't get me wrong now. I do like Harry Potters and some fantasy now and then, but after Potters checking out the best seller shelves make me feel like no stimulating theme remain on this planet to write about but Dragons, vampires and zombies. ( )
  GazelleS | May 11, 2016 |
Come on, who doesn't love old Tom Sawyer?! ( )
  Garrison0550 | May 10, 2016 |
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 |
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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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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.   

This title is in public domain in the USA and the e-book is available free online.  

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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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