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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain

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`Now he found out a new thing - namely, that to promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.' An idyllic snapshot of a boy's childhood along the banks of the Mississippi River, Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the author's work that comes closest to his boyhood experiences of growing up in Hannibal in the 1840s. Mischievous and full of energy, Tom enjoys childish pranks and pastimes with his friends, Huck Finn, the town outcast and Joe Harper, his best friend. However, at the town graveyard, Huck and Tom witness a murder, carried out by local vagabond Injun Joe. They vow never to tell a soul about what they have seen and so begins their journey into adulthood as Tom wrestles with his own morality, guilt and anxiety. A `coming of age' tale, it is through Tom's adventures and relationships with others that he becomes more responsible and more aware of his own inner conflict. Through the central characters of Tom and Huck, Twain satirises the moral rigidity of society and adult hypocrisy, whilst at the same time giving a nostalgic portrayal of a young boy's journey into adulthood.

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Tenebriki Books
Colchester, VT, USA

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin Classics)The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1995-03-01
Publisher: Puffin
Price: $2.99
Seller: Owls Books, Toledo, OH, USA
Condition: Fair
Notes: Noticeably used book. Text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Heavy wear to covers and pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin Classics)The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1995-03-01
Publisher: Puffin
Price: $3.45
Seller: Discover Books, Toledo, OH, USA
Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
Condition: Good
 
 
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    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1995-03-01
    Publisher: Puffin
    Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
    Condition: Good

    Discover Books
    Toledo, OH, USA
    $3.45
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1995-03-01
    Publisher: Puffin
    Condition: Fair
    Notes: Noticeably used book. Text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Heavy wear to covers and pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included.

    Discover Books
    Toledo, OH, USA
    $3.45
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1995-03-01
    Publisher: Puffin
    Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
    Condition: Good

    Discover Books
    Toledo, OH, USA
    $3.45
    Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the (Trade Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1995-03-01
    Publisher: Puffin
    Condition: Like-New
    Notes: Trade Paperback. Like-New.

    Cozy Book Cellar
    Bellingham, MA, USA
    $3.98
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Trade Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1994
    Publisher: Puffin
    Description: GREAT BOOK! NO SPINE CREASES, MILD WEAR & CLEAR TAPE ALONG SPINE. LIGHTLY AGED PAGES, A FEW LIBRARY STAMPS, NO MARKS IN TEXT.
    Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Description: On the banks of the Mississippi River, Tom Sawyer and his friends seek out adventure at every turn. Then one fateful night in the graveyard they witness a murder. The boys make a blood oath never to reveal the secret, and they run away to be pirates in search of hidden treasure. But when Tom gets trapped in a cave with scary Injun Joe, can he escape unharmed? Tom Sawyer is sure to find trouble wherever the Mississippi leads him.

    Cuyahoga Valley Book Company
    Peninsula, OH, USA
    $3.99
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1995
    Publisher: Puffin
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good

    HPB-Ruby
    Dallas, TX, USA
    $4.49
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1995
    Publisher: Puffin
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good

    HPB-Ruby
    Dallas, TX, USA
    $4.49
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1995
    Publisher: Puffin
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good

    HPB-Ruby
    Dallas, TX, USA
    $4.49
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Puffin Classics) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1995
    Publisher: Puffin
    Description: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
    Condition: Good

    HPB-Emerald
    Dallas, TX, USA
    $4.49
 
 

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Overview

`Now he found out a new thing - namely, that to promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.' An idyllic snapshot of a boy's childhood along the banks of the Mississippi River, Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the author's work that comes closest to his boyhood experiences of growing up in Hannibal in the 1840s. Mischievous and full of energy, Tom enjoys childish pranks and pastimes with his friends, Huck Finn, the town outcast and Joe Harper, his best friend. However, at the town graveyard, Huck and Tom witness a murder, carried out by local vagabond Injun Joe. They vow never to tell a soul about what they have seen and so begins their journey into adulthood as Tom wrestles with his own morality, guilt and anxiety. A `coming of age' tale, it is through Tom's adventures and relationships with others that he becomes more responsible and more aware of his own inner conflict. Through the central characters of Tom and Huck, Twain satirises the moral rigidity of society and adult hypocrisy, whilst at the same time giving a nostalgic portrayal of a young boy's journey into adulthood.

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Details
  • PID: 9546156115
  • ISBN-13: 9780140366730
  • Publisher: Puffin/Penguin
  • Seller: Tenebriki Books
    Description: 283 p.
    Condition: Good. Black magic marker line across bottom of pages (when book is closed). Bookstore "Sale" sticker on back cover.
    Notes: Puffin Classics Edition.