Synopses & Reviews
Here is the story of Tom, Huck, Becky, and Aunt Polly; a tale of adventures, pranks, playing hookey, and summertime fun. Written by the author sometimes called "the Lincoln of literature," andlt;iandgt;The Adventures of Tom Sawyerandlt;/iandgt; was surprisingly neither a critical nor a financial success when it was first published in 1876. It was Mark Twain's first novel. However, since then andlt;iandgt;Tom Sawyerandlt;/iandgt; has become his most popular work, enjoying dramatic, film, and even Broadway musical interpretations.
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is not only Mark Twain's first novel but perhaps his most popular. Could fun-loving Tom in fact be Twain himself at a young age?
About the Author
Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens. His humorous tales of human nature, especially andlt;iandgt;The Adventures of Tom Sawyerandlt;/iandgt; (1876) and andlt;iandgt;The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnandlt;/iandgt; (1884), remain standard texts in high school and college literature classes. Twain was born and died in years in which Halleyand#8217;s Comet passed by Earth: 1835 and 1910.