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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
By: (1835-1910)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. Mark Twain’s lively tale of the scrapes and adventures of boyhood is set in St. Petersburg, Missouri, where Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have the kinds of adventures many boys can imagine: racing bugs during class, impressing girls, especially Becky Thatcher, with fights and stunts in the schoolyard, getting lost in a cave, and playing pirates on the Mississippi River.

One of the most famous incidents in the book describes how Tom persuades his friends to do a boring, hateful chore for him: whitewashing (i.e., painting) a fence.

This was the first novel to be written on a typewriter.

First Page:

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER BY MARK TWAIN (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

P R E F A C E

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 of architecture.

The odd superstitions touched upon were all prevalent among children and slaves in the West at the period of this story that is to say, thirty or forty years ago.

Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 10 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 6, 2014
Subject: Cosmic
One of the all time greats. EPIC!
Reviewer: - April 28, 2014
Subject: Awsome
Very interesting and I love the voices.
Reviewer: - March 17, 2014
Subject: Great!
Narration was wonderful, made this a fun listen!
Reviewer: - March 16, 2014
Really great book. This is the first Mark Twain story I've had the pleasure of listening to and its left an impression on me. Narrator does a really good job as well.
Reviewer: - February 19, 2014
Subject: Useful
It's useful for me to have such audio books, I can improve my listening and I love the voices.
Reviewer: - December 24, 2013
Subject: Wonderful
My husband and I enjoyed this audio book very much on a long trip. The narrator is great and "does the voices" without trying too hard or sounding silly. I recommend this.
Reviewer: - November 18, 2013
Subject: Review
Great book great reader. Thanks. It makes my trip to and from work (1 hour each) shorter.
Reviewer: - August 26, 2013
Subject: Reader
Great Reader! I think he reads a Connecticut Yankee in king Arthurs court!
Reviewer: - July 26, 2013
Subject: Narrator
I just love this narrator! He has such a good voice for this book. Great impressions!
July 15, 2013
I absolutely love the narrator!


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