The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, TOM SAWYER, Mark Twain Complete Works [NOOK Book]

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Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is a popular 1876 novel about a young boy growing up in a small town along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the town of "St Petersburg", inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Mark Twain grew up. In the story's introduction, Twain notes: "Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest of those boys were schoolmates of mine. Huck Finn is drawn from life; Tom Sawyer also, but not from an individual—he is a combination ...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, TOM SAWYER, Mark Twain Complete Works

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Overview

Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is a popular 1876 novel about a young boy growing up in a small town along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the town of "St Petersburg", inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Mark Twain grew up. In the story's introduction, Twain notes: "Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest of those boys 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 of architecture."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012797469
  • Publisher: Ryetown Classics
  • Publication date: 7/24/2011
  • Series: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 16,587
  • File size: 241 KB

Meet the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel." Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which became very popular and brought nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling. He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. However, he lacked financial acumen. Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy. With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility. Born during a visit by Halley's Comet, he died on its return. He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age," and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature."
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    Posted March 17, 2013

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    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Tom Sawyer is a fantastic read by the ever so famous author, Mar

    Tom Sawyer is a fantastic read by the ever so famous author, Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer is about an adventurous young boy who has an endless imagination, a love for stories, and an infatuation with the young Becky Thatcher. This electrifying novel will keep you flipping pages until your bedtime, for it is filled with excitement, blunders, and the maturing of the characters. Tom along with his good friend Huck Finn go hunting for treasure in the haunted house in the woods of St. Petersburg, Missouri. The young boys never imagined that a trip to the woods one summer afternoon would turn into a very long, eventful situation. As you follow Tom and his friends on their journeys throughout the book you witness their growth as people as well.
    This was a marvelous book. It is filled with nonstop action and mystery; it had me on the edge of my seat until the very last page. There was suspense, thrill, and excitement on every page. I absolutely would recommend this book to anyone and everyone who enjoys mystery, action, comedy, and incredible books in general! This was definitely one of the best books I have ever read so far, Mark Twain did an outstanding job on this novel, just like the rest of his books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Tom Sawyer is a tale about a young boy named Tom Sawyer who was

    Tom Sawyer is a tale about a young boy named Tom Sawyer who was what every child wanted to be. He was free to do almost anything he wanted, until his aunt found out. Its the classic Tom Sawyer we know that tricked a boy into washing and repainting the entire white fence. He could make anything look amusing. He had a certain way with words that could make anybody do just about anything. I recommend this book to all ages because it was a great book to read and it had you wondering what next outlandish thing would Tom Sawyer do. Children could envy the boy and wish that they could do have the things he could do and adults could look back and see how much it didn't relate to their childhood. He saw things any other ordinary 8 year old would not usuallt see on a regular basis. Tom Sawyer wished he could be like Huckleberry FIn, a boy with the absolute free will to do anything he pleased. Tom Sawyer even had a love interest. Read it for yourself to find out more about it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Great Book

    Tom Sawyer is one of the greatest books! I highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Tom Sawyer

    Mark Twain is a creative thinker and writer. And I love his book about Tom Sawyer,Aunt Polly,Becky Thatcher,and the rest of the gang. One of my favorite parts is when Tom feeds his cat,Peter pain medicine,and Peter starts to bounce off the walls.:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    I read thisin school....

    IT WAS ABSOLUTELY HO RR IB LE. DOT READ THIA PIECE OF JUNK!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    Graceful Hawk

    She sighs and sets the bickskin aside, glancing around sadly.

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    Posted June 2, 2014

    Frosted Flower

    'I:m Frosted Flower." She says finishing her basket.

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    Posted June 3, 2014

    Red wolf

    "You don't belong here."

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    Posted June 5, 2014

    Res wokf

    Starts to prepare a stew.

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    Graceful Hawk

    [ We need to advertise but I cannot advertise!!!! >~< ]

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    Fawn Winds

    I can help. What is the result?

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    Soaring Eagle

    "Good." He says, smiling.

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    Posted May 27, 2014

    Swift Cheetah

    * picked up a beetle* " eww" * she puts it back down and watches it*

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    Posted May 27, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    ???

    The person who fired the arrow had dark copperish brown skin, jagged raven black hair, as if he cut it himself, a few strands that were longer were braided near his ears. His eyes were an orangish brown, and he wore tan animal hide clothes and moccasins. A satchel hung from his belt, as did a dagger. He seemed to be about 17. The guy froze for a heartbeat, then began to take off running in the forest.

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