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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn Series, Book 1
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Originally published in 1826 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer recounts some of Mark Twain's own childhood adventures along the Mississippi River — and introduces us to some of the most memorable...
Originally published in 1826 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer recounts some of Mark Twain's own childhood adventures along the Mississippi River — and introduces us to some of the most memorable...
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  • Originally published in 1826 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer recounts some of Mark Twain's own childhood adventures along the Mississippi River — and introduces us to some of the most memorable characters in all of American literature: Tom Sawyer, Tom's Aunt Polly, his favorite girl Becky Thatcher, and his mischievous friend Huckleberry Finn.

    The spirit of this uniquely American book is ultimately tolerant and bold, down to earth and confident. It firmly established Mark Twain as one of America's finest and most treasured writers. Its characters have enchanted audiences for nearly a century and a half — and still do.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Tom's adventures continue to be engaging, funny, innocent, and insightful all at the same time, and are full of great characters living their nineteenth-century lives with all of America's confidence and wide-open possibilities. I wish I could report to you that William Dufris, usually a very reliable narrator, is up to the task, but alas, I cannot. Dufris adopts a homey, meandering voice that mostly sounds tentative and doesn't match Twain's energy. He tries to liven up a bit during dialogue scenes, but the character voices he uses for Tom and Huck don't have much depth. This is a serviceable version of the book, and if you haven't read it in a while, it's worth a listen. But it's not the classic version it could be. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
  • DOGO Books ikyra_marie - Then Aunt Polly takes him home and then Tom tells Aunt Polly he had a dream and makes the ridiculous mistake of telling her everything she saw when he snuck home for the night.Tom was now the hero of the school and so was Joe and HUck too.Tom goes to school and starts flirting with Amy Lawrence trying to make Becky jealous.She then sees what he is doing and she goes up to this kid named Alfred and starts flirting with him.They both get bored and frusterated with this.Alfred then pours ink on Tom's book and he gets whipped for it.The teacher has a prized book that none of the children have seen before.One day Becky is in the classroom and sees the key in it's lock and opens it.She accidently rips the book and Tom happens to be standing right next to her.He ends up taking the blame for what happens.Then break comes and Tom is bored to death.Then the measles come.Becky Thatcher is away at her Constantinople home and he is so lonely.He then gets up for the fist time in weeks and is so bored because he has no friends around to handg with or play with.Then he relapses with the measles again.When Tom gets better almost three weeks later,he finds Huckleberry Finn and they go and start hunting for treasure.They hike up to this abandoned house where they look for treasure for two days.One day they here people coming and they hide upstairs.They accidently leave their tools outside.It happens to be Injun Joe, the murderer who killed young Doctor Robinson!There is a Spanish guy with him.They happen to find treasure and then they leave almost discovering the boys.And that's all I have read so far.I left out the part where Tom goes to the court to testify or whatever though.

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