The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Read Online Free - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the first of Mark Twain's novels to feature one of the best-loved characters in American fiction, with a critical introduction by John Seelye in Penguin Classics. 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 sombre undercurrent flows through the high humour 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 illuminating 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.

Title : The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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ISBN : 0143039563
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 225 pages


Nataliya rated it ★★★☆☆

May 13, 2014

I was five and a half years old when my mother gave me The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as a New Year's gift (she is a literature teacher, and I have been reading novels since the tender age of four or so, and so it seemed appropriate). Being a diligent and serious child (neither of those qualities ha...

Ahmad rated it ★★★★☆

March 04, 2018

عن مغامرات الطفل الشقي توم سوير وأصدقاءه The adventures of naughty little boy, Tom Sawyer and his friends. You won't believe it wrote 150 years ago, as Mark Twain's procedure is simple and fluid. He do not show off with language techniques or dictionary's vocabulary. just adventures and events, no s...

Petra X rated it ★★★★☆

August 05, 2015

Update All we need now is a "lost" manuscript by Twain to be found by some lawyer with the story being about an adult Tom Sawyer and this book being the one the editor "forced" Twain to write. I know you are probably thinking that is taking Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman to far, but what if that...

Lisa rated it ★★★★☆

July 30, 2017

So, my daughter just started reading Tom Sawyer for the very first time, and I am jealous of her! First of all, she can read it in original, while I read it in translation as a child. Second, I wish I could still have that immediate, surprised response to the silly situations. About every five min...

Doug rated it ★★★★★

March 28, 2010

My all-time favorite work of fiction. I usually read this every summer. As a fourth grader I read this book and took it very seriously. It was my dream to build a raft and go adventuring. Actually I did build the raft, but there was not enough water in the creek. My other great ambition was to come...

James rated it ★★★★☆

September 12, 2017

Book Review 4+ out of 5 stars for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a classic novel written in 1876 by Mark Twain. Another book where there are likely tons of reviews, each covering the plot, summary, characters, writing and themes. I'll try not to do that, but instead a few quick hits on what mad...

Evgeny rated it ★★★★★

May 25, 2015

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 to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what que...

Bookdragon Sean rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 17, 2016

How many people get to crash their funeral? Is it sort of weird that I want to do this? I mean it would be such a fun surprise for people or bad depending on what they thought of you. Imagine going to the funeral of your sworn enemy and then he bursts through the door, you’d be so disappointed or...

Fabian rated it ★★★☆☆

June 29, 2017

Been a while since Huck Finn, & I finally got around to reading this, a certain preparation text for the Mississippi River classic. This one is considered far inferior, and it is. Although, I must admit, the opening is stronger and the adventures are more varied. There is substantially more c...

Carmen rated it ★★★★★

June 07, 2016

"Looky-here, Tom, being rich ain't what it's cracked up to be. It's just worry and worry, and sweat and sweat, and a-wishing you was dead all the time." This book is great. I hadn't read it in years, and found it just as good as the previous times I've read it. An American classic by the late, gre...

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