"Ah, childhood. Boys. Long summer days, barefoot, fishing, swimming, laughter, pocket knives, dirty hands, dirty faces, sweaty brows, trouble, joy. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is an unmistakable celebration of youth and in particular boyhood." -From Toby Sumpter's Introduction
"I suppose we all have our foibles. I like the exact word, and clarity of statement, and here and there a touch of good grammar for picturesqueness." -Mark Twain
Tom Sawyer lives a carefree life in the town of St. Petersburg on the Mississippi River, only needing to outwit his strict Aunt Polly or his petulant classmates upon occasion. But Tom and his best friend Huck get into real trouble when they witness a grave-robbery-turned-murder, and Tom's testimony makes him Injun Joe's next target. Not even a killer with a vendetta can halt Tom's efforts to win pretty Betty Thatcher's heart, though—especially once reports of buried gold and unexplored caves arise.
This Canon Classic has hilarious helpings of treasure-hunting, dangers, and hijinks. No wonder all the kids like it. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.
This Worldview Edition features an introduction divided into sections on The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Plot Summary, Worldview Analysis, and 21 Discussion Questions & Answers.
AUTHOR: Mark Twain
INTRODUCTION: Toby Sumpter
PAGE COUNT: 258 pages
ISBN 10: 1944503013
PUB. DATE: May 6, 2019 (first published in 1876)
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