The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
, 1997 - Fiction
- 216 pages
This is Mark Twain s first novel about Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, and it has become one of the world s best-loved books. It is a fond reminiscence of life in Hannibal, Missouri, an evocation of Mark Twain s own boyhood along the banks of the Mississippi during the 1840s. "Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred," he tells us. This is a book one never forgets: Tom whitewashing Aunt Polly s fence, Tom and Huck s dreadful oath, their cure for warts ("spunk water" and dead cats), Tom s puppy love for Becky Thatcher, the boys playing "pirate" on Jackson s Island.
This Mark Twain Library text is the only edition since the first (1876) to be based directly on the author s manuscript and to include all of the "200 rattling pictures" Mark Twain commissioned from one of his favorite illustrators, True W. Williams."