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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

81 Ratings: 3.5
17 reviews about The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Quick Tip by . December 22, 2010
Little wonder that Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly and Injun Joe have been elevated to the status of icons of American literature and culture.     If you only read it as a child, you owe it to yourself as an adult to re-read it and experience the joy again from an entirely different perspective.
review by . February 06, 2010
Little wonder that Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly and Injun Joe have been elevated to the status of icons of American literature and culture.       Who among us, as playful children, did not scramble over a fallen down tree pretending to be swashbuckling captains of an English privateer scanning the Spanish Main for easy pirate loot? Who among us does not recall the first embarrassing onset of puppy love for a young girl in our class and the steadfast …
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
Lookig at the injustices of slavery through the eyes of a white child give you a fresh perspective on the goings in America during this period of history. The inhumane treatment of slaves is counterbalanced by Tom's innocence and humor.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
I loved these books, and still do years later. If you have the opportunity to read this or offer it to your younger friends and family, it is quite enjoyable.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Somehow Mark Twain managed to get inside a young boy's head! He reminds us what it was like to be a young boy in North America in a very timeless way. Even if you read Tom Sawyer as a youngster, it's well worth a re-read to remind ourselves as busy adults what the breathless joy and adventure of childhood was all about
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
I love this book
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
I love this book. Tom is a great character and this book shows it all- the adventure, the search for love, and even Tom's emotional side.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
interesting book
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Nice story to discover a part of the American culture
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
Tom learns that the truth that society teaches us, is not always the truth that we must follow.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
mark twain was an excellent writer
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
mark twain pretty much rules the known universe.
Quick Tip by . June 14, 2010
cannot understand language but its not so bad
Quick Tip by . May 19, 2010
An American Classic. Nuf said.
review by . June 28, 2007
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was Twain's somewhat serious tale of a boy coming of age on the Mississippi River. It was also a wonderful social commentary of the times in which it takes place. "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," on the other hand, gives us a fun glimpse into the life of one young boy in a fictitious town on the Mississippi River in Missouri. It's definitely the funnier of the two novels, even though it deals with the very real dangers of running off alone, thieves, murderers, …
review by . June 16, 2007
This particular story and it's companion, Huckleberry Finn are seen by most (myself included) as pillars of American Literature. They are almost perfectly written books. I have been reading these books for well over 55 years now myself. I am certainly not going into the plot here, nor the author's technique or style, those have been covered thousands of times by much better writers than myself. When I came upon this book, I did give it a quick going over. It has indeed been Reader Digestize. To …
review by . October 24, 2006
Outside of slavery and the plantation economy, no other images of the South so predominates American culture as those from this book; sundays sitting in a hot church in over-starched clothes, lazy weekdays fishing at the local pond, the town drunk rambling thru the streets, one-room schoolhouses, and extended families who share gossip and responsibilities. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is probably one of America's greatest books, and is probably the first work of Twain's that many Americans encounter …
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