Advenrtures of Tom Sawyer (1st ed., 1876): front outside cover of 1st ed
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Advenrtures of Tom Sawyer (1st ed., 1876): front outside cover of 1st ed

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Published .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsIllus. in PS1306.A1
The Physical Object
Format[graphic]
Pagination1 photographic print.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25461715M
LC Control Number2004682065

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer revolves around the youthful adventures of the novel's schoolboy protagonist, Thomas Sawyer, whose reputation precedes him for causing mischief and strife. Tom lives with his Aunt Polly, half-brother Sid, and cousin Mary in the quaint town of St. Petersburg, just off the shore of the Mississippi River/5.   Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest those of boys who were schoolmates of mine. Huck Finn is drawn from life; Tom Sawyer also, but not from an individual—he is a combination of the characteristics of three boys whom I knew, and therefore belongs to the composite order.   'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' Summary. Tom Sawyer is a young boy living with his Aunt Polly on the banks of the Mississippi River. He seems to most enjoy getting into trouble. After missing school one day (and getting into a fight), Tom is punished with the task of whitewashing a fence.   The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has stood the test of time because Twain's perceptive and humorous portrayal of young boys is so perfect and so universal. Twain's sardonic wit keeps the proceedings from ever seeming precious or teachy; Tom is a realistic character who could exist in any time, and his story is full of engaging slapstick and suspense.5/5.

  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Language: English: LoC Class: PZ: Language and Literatures: Juvenile belles lettres: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Humorous stories Subject: Bildungsromans Subject: Boys -- Fiction Subject: Male friendship -- Fiction Subject: Adventure stories Subject: Missouri. Book Summary Aunt Polly searches and screams for Tom Sawyer: she wants to confront her nephew about some missing jam. Tom, however, is able to outwit his aunt and slips away. But Aunt Polly loves him so much she cannot be too harsh with him. She is concerned that he will play hooky that afternoon, and sure enough he does. Yet even though she is not a fully developed character, her influence on Tom Sawyer is immense, and it is this outward effect on Tom that is important. Tom's attraction to Becky is one of the charms of the novel. It is the typical case of puppy love and infatuation. It exposes the more mature side of Tom. Read Tom Sawyer by author Mark Twain, FREE, online. (Table of Contents.) This book and many more are available.

quotes from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: ‘The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it’ If he had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body Cited by:   Book Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain. Introduction. First published in , The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is widely perceived as a children’s adventure story. The specialty of this book is that it revolves around the adventures of a young adolescent boy around the mid-nineteenth century, which is something that will appeal. About The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Introduction. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, first published in , is a child's adventure story; it is also, however, the story of a young boy's transition into a young some ways, it is a bildungsroman, a novel whose principle subject is the moral, psychological, and intellectual development of a youthful main character. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 2 of PREFACE MOST of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest those of boys who were schoolmates of mine. Huck Finn is drawn from life; Tom Sawyer also, but not from an individual — he is a combina- File Size: KB.