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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Vintage Classics)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Vintage Classics)

Author: Mark Twain
Series: Vintage Classics
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'There comes a time in every boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure' Impish, daring young Tom Sawyer is a hero to his friends and a torment to his relations. For wherever there is mischief or adventure, Tom is at the heart of it. During one hot summer, Tom witnesses a murder, runs away to be a pirate, attends his own funeral, rescues an innocent man from the gallows, searches for treasure in a haunted house, foils a devilish plot and discovers a box of gold. But can he escape his nemesis, the villainous Injun Joe?

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'Tom and Huck Finn are as immortal as their swashbuckling friendship' Daily Mail


"The hero is one of the most endearing in literature."
- Daily Telegraph


"Twain shares a talent for well-observed caricature with Dickens... adventure, social commentary and good humour runs through his fiction."
- Sunday Express


'Tom and Huck Finn are as immortal as their swashbuckling friendship' Daily Mail

Author description

Mark Twain's real name was Sam Clemens, and he was born in 1835 in a small town on the Mississippi, one of seven children. He smoked cigars at the age of eight, and aged nine he stowed away on a steamboat. He left school at 11 and worked at a grocery store, a bookstore, a blacksmith's and a newspaper, where he was allowed to write his own stories (not all of them true). He then worked on a steamboat, where he got the name 'Mark Twain' (from the call given by the boat's pilot when their boat is in safe waters). Eventually he turned to journalism again, travelled round the world, and began writing books which became very popular. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are his most famous novels. He poured the money he earned from writing into new business ventures and crazy inventions, such as a clamp to stop babies throwing off their bed covers, a new boardgame and a hand grenade full of extinguishing liquid to throw on a fire. With his shock of white hair and trademark white suit Mark Twain became the most famous American writer in the world. He died in 1910.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099573685
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage Children's Classics
  • : August 2012
  • : 188mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 304
  • : maps
  • : Mark Twain
  • : Paperback
  • : 912
  • : 813.4