Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, #1), The

Mark Twain
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

Reviews

Reviewed: 2018-10-10
Wonderful.
Reviewed: 2018-03-22
I found some moments of this book utterly hilarious. It was well written and certainly deserve the recognition it gets.
However, if Mark Twin was alive right now, I would tell him that his book is much more about ADHD than it is about boyhood.
Also the linguistical changes of English over the years has been manifested delightfully by the book.
Reviewed: 2018-02-07

Tom Sawyer is a classic read, but note that there are things to consider as you read.  We feel this book is better for Highschool age or read-aloud and disscussion.

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Puffic Classic Write up:
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

 

Reviewed: 2017-05-15
If I had read this book at a young age, I might have gotten into more trouble!
Reviewed: 2017-02-08
3.89
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