THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER **The Ultimate Edition** The Complete Classic Masterpiece WITH ILLUSTRATIONS & BONUS ENTIRE AUDIO [NOOK Book]

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER **The Ultimate Edition** The Complete Classic Masterpiece WITH ILLUSTRATIONS & BONUS ENTIRE AUDIO

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER **The Ultimate Edition** The Complete Classic Masterpiece WITH ILLUSTRATIONS & BONUS ENTIRE AUDIO

This Ebook Features Amazing Dynamic Chapter Navigation Linking and Professional Formatting for a Premium Reading Experience.

Thomas "Tom" Sawyer is the title character of the Mark Twain novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). He appears in three other novels by Twain: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894), and Tom Sawyer, Detective (1896).

Sawyer also appears in at least three unfinished Twain works, Huck and Tom Among the Indians, Schoolhouse Hill, and Tom Sawyer's Conspiracy. While all three uncompleted works were posthumously published, only Tom Sawyer's Conspiracy has a complete plot, as Twain abandoned the other two works after finishing only a few chapters.

The fictional character's name was derived from a real-life Tom Sawyer Spivey with whom Twain was acquainted in San Francisco, California, while Twain was employed as a reporter at the San Francisco Call. The character himself is an amalgamation of three boys Twain knew while growing up.

Tom Sawyer's best friends include Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn. In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom's infatuation with classmate Rebecca "Becky" Thatcher is apparent. He lives with his half brother Sid, his cousin Mary, and his stern Aunt Polly in the (fictional) town of St. Petersburg, Missouri. In addition, he has another aunt, Sally Phelps, who lives considerably farther down the Mississippi River, in the town of Pikesville. Tom is the son of Aunt Polly's dead sister.

In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom is only a minor character, and is used as a foil for Huck, particularly in the later chapters of the novel after Huck makes his way to the Phelps plantation. Tom's immaturity, imagination, and obsession with stories put Huck's planned rescue of the runaway slave Jim in great jeopardy — and ultimately make it totally unnecessary, since he knows that Jim's owner has died and freed him in her will. Throughout the novel, Huck's intellectual and emotional development is a central theme, and by re-introducing a character from the beginning (Tom), Mark Twain is able to highlight this evolution in Huck's character.

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  • BN ID: 2940014179560
  • Publisher: Northpointe Classics
  • Publication date: 3/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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  • Sales rank: 181,243
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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, The Adventures of 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.

He lacked financial acumen, and, 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 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.

Twain was born during a visit by Halley's Comet, and he predicted that he would "go out with it" as well. He died the day following the comet's subsequent 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    This is NOT an Audio Book!

    Warning! this is not an audio book.. They direct you to a website and then you have to pay more!

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Audio issue is apparently fixed because the free audio is includ

    Audio issue is apparently fixed because the free audio is included! This is a wonderful edition of this book all around.

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

    Excellent read. Great formatting. The entire audio is included

    Excellent read. Great formatting. The entire audio is included for free as well.

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