The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Barnes & Noble, Incorporated, 2016 - Boys - 224 pages

Inspired by his upbringing in a small township on the Mississippi and written to remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in, the author's hymn to childhood and the great outdoors remains a classic account of boys on the loose in frontier-era America.

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About the author (2016)

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled throughout the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, Gilded Age in 1873, which was co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

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