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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Describes the adventures of Tom Sawyer, a young boy growing up in a nineteenth-century Mississippi River town, as he has many adventures with his friends Huck and Becky, including playing hookey on an island, witnessing a crime, hunting for pirate treasure, and becoming lost in a cave. Reissue.

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The classic story of a mischievous nineteenth-century boy in a Mississippi River town and his friends, Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher, as they run away from home, witness a murder, and find treasure in a cave.

Authors: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Statement of Responsibility: Mark Twain ; with an introduction by Robert S. Tilton and a new afterword by Geoffrey Sanborn
Title: The adventures of Tom Sawyer
Publisher: New York : Signet Classics, [2008]
Characteristics: xxiii, 227 p. ; 18 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-227)
Subject Headings: Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character) Fiction Mississippi Social life and customs Fiction
Topical Term: Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character)
Additional Contributors: Tilton, Robert S.
Sanborn, Geoffrey
LCCN: 2008298429
ISBN: 9780451530936
0451530934
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC T
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Aug 19, 2014
  • nmukhammad rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Superb, adventurous. Can find sensation from simple as dispute to complex as love.

May 28, 2013
  • vernessa7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Super duper adventurous and very nice and a little sad by michael

Aug 09, 2012
  • AYNGELWYNGZ01 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great kid's book!

Jul 02, 2012
  • optimus2645 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It was a fun and interesting novel.

Feb 24, 2012
  • killercheez rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I think the book was interesting because Tom had a lot of crazy ideas. For example, he made boys from his neighborhood pay for doing very boring work he must have done himself. Also he built a raft and sailed on it with no supervision. I also liked it because it was well written(sometimes). This book is sort of all-over-the-place but can still be understood. This book has some words offensive to dark skinned people.
I'd recommend this book to anyone.

Aug 07, 2011
  • paigeiscool rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

It was hard to understand the langauge but it was a pretty good read.

Jul 25, 2011
  • re_discover rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very well written children's book. Excellent vocabulary. The stories are mostly contained within the chapters, which are a good length for bedtime stories.

Jul 02, 2011
  • swallowtailcat rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This one is a family fun classic.

May 11, 2011
  • horthhill rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I first read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as a kid and recall that I liked it then. Well, I like it now, too. The story moves along with lots of little incidents between the big stories of the murder and treasure. The entire episode in the cave is particularly good. It was definitely worth it to read again. The only downside is the racism; not that Mark Twain has written a racist story. The story is set during the days of slavery. Intense racism is part of Tom Sawyer's world. There are passages, although surprisingly few, that are unpleasant. If nothing else, it reminds us how far we've come down the path, and, that fortunately, Twain was on the right path away from that world.

May 05, 2011
  • SB2000 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I actually prefer this to Huck Finn. The pure joy of boyhood with a bit of adventure thrown in. Plus, without really trying, an engrossing, picaresque recounting of an antebellum American South - but not the one with Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh and Olivia DeHavilland. This one is so real that when I was reading this as a boy, I wanted to swim out to the island with Huck and make corncob pipes and fish and wag school...

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Aug 19, 2014
  • nmukhammad rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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May 13, 2013
  • vernessa7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 14, 2012
  • red_shark_400 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 20, 2011
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May 27, 2013
  • vernessa7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tom Sawyer had many adventures and in one of the adventures he got lost in what may be a city underground.Tom Sawyer and his companion Becky Thatcher was saved from the underground city by a search team.by michael

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Nov 20, 2011
  • b_xy_p rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Religion Criticism

Jul 25, 2011
  • re_discover rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Racism

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Jun 13, 2014
  • Lomav rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Like it? Well, I don't see why I oughtn't to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"

Nov 20, 2011
  • b_xy_p rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time. (Chapter 8)

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