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    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Collins Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Mark Twain

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    DescriptionHarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. '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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    Title
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Twain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007420117
    ISBN 10: 0007420110
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    DC22: 813.4
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    William Collins
    Publication date
    01 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London