The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
"This is Mark Twain's first novel about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, 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 one boyhood along the banks of the Mississippi during the 1840s. "Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred," he tells us. The Mark Twain Library edition contains the only text since the first edition (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. This landmark anniversary edition contains a selection of original documents by Mark Twain, including several letters in his inimitable voice about writing Tom Sawyer and about its original publication."--Back cover.
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1 Youu TomAunt Polly Decides Upon her DutyTom Practices MusicThe ChallengeA Private Entrance ...
2 Strong TemptationsStrategic MovementsThe Innocents Beguiled
3 Tom as a GeneralTriumph and RewardDismal FelicityCommission and Omission
4 Mental AcrobaticsAttending SundaySchoolThe SuperintendentShowing offTom Lionized ...
5 A Useful MinisterIn ChurchThe Climax
6 SelfExaminationDentistryThe Midnight CharmWitches and DevilsCautious ApproachesHappy Hours ...
7 A Treaty Entered IntoEarly LessonsA Mistake Made
8 Tom Decides on his CourseOld Scenes Reenacted
21 Youthful EloquenceCompositions by the Young LadiesA Lengthy VisionThe Boys Vengeance Satisfied ...
22 Toms Confidence BetrayedExpects Signal Punishment
23 Old Muffs FriendsMuff Potter in CourtMuff Potter Saved
24 Tom as the Village HeroDays of Splendor and Nights of HorrorPursuit of Injun Joe
25 About Kings and DiamondsSearch for the TreasureDead People and Ghosts
26 The Haunted HouseSleepy GhostsA Box of GoldBitter Luck
27 Doubts to be SettledThe Young Detectives
28 An Attempt at No TwoHuck Mounts Guard
9 A Solemn SituationGrave Subjects IntroducedInjun Joe Explains
10 The Solemn OathTerror Brings RepentanceMental Punishment
11 Muff Potter Comes HimselfToms Conscience at Work
12 Tom Shows his GenerosityAunt Polly Weakens
13 The Young PiratesGoing to the RendezvousThe CampFire Talk
14 CampLifeA SensationTom Steals Away from Camp
15 Tom ReconnoitersLearns the SituationReports at Camp
16 A Days AmusementsTom Reveals a SecretThe Pirates take a LessonA Night SurpriseAn Indian War ...
17 Memories of the Lost HeroesThe Point in Toms Secret
18 Toms Feelings InvestigatedWonderful DreamBecky Thatcher OvershadowedTom Becomes JealousBlack Revenge ...
19 Tom Tells the Truth
20 Becky in a DilemmaToms Nobility Asserts Itself
29 The PicnicHuck on Injun Joes TrackThe Revenge JobAid for the Widow
30 The Welchman ReportsHuck Under FireThe Story CirculatedA New SensationHope Giving Way to Despair ...
31 An Exploring ExpeditionTrouble CommencesLost in the CaveTotal DarknessFound but not Saved ...
32 Tom tells the Story of their EscapeToms Enemy in Safe Quarters
33 The Fate of Injun JoeHuck and Tom Compare NotesAn Expedition to the CaveProtection Against GhostsAn Awful Snug PlaceA Reception at the ...
34 Springing a SecretMr Jones Surprise a Failure
35 A New Order of ThingsPoor HuckNew Adventures Planned
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