By: Samuel L., Illustrated by Mink, Dave Clemens

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. He got out his worldly wealth and examined it - bits of toys, marble, and t rash; enough to buy an exchange of work maybe, but not enough to buy as muc h as half an hour of pure freedom". One of those most irrepressible and exuberant characters in the history of literature, Tom Sawyer explodes onto the page in a whirl of bad behavior an d incredible adventures. Whether he is heaving clods of earth at his brothe r, faking a gangrenous toe, or trying to convince the world that he is dead , Tom's infectious energy and good-humor shine through. The Adventures of Tom sawyer is Mark Twain's joyful and nostalgic recollect ion of tall tales from his own boyhood by the Mississippi some "thirty or f orty years ago". It was an instant success on its first publication in 1876 , and has continued to delight children of all ages ever since. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born in Missouri in 1835, the son of a lawyer. Early in his childhood, the family moved to Hannibal, Missouri - a town which would provide the inspiration for St. Petersburg in Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. After a period spent as a traveling printer, Clemens became a river pilot on the Mississippi; a time he would look back upon as his happiest. When he turned to writing in his thirties, he adopted the pseudonym Mark Twain ("Mark Twain" is the cry of a Mississippi boatman taking dept measurements, and means "two fathoms"), and a number of highly successful publications followed, including The Prince and the Pauper (1882), Huckleb.


Author Name: Samuel L., Illustrated by Mink, Dave Clemens

Categories: Classical Literature,

Publisher: United States Of America: An: 1953

ISBN Number: 0140430180

ISBN Number 13: 9780140430189

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000042898