The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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This is a sumptuous leatherbound version of the original 1876 edition. This beautiful edition features a ribbon marker and decorated endpapers. Most of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest of those boys who were schoolmates of mine', Mark Twain wrote in the preface to the original 1876 edition. Inspired by his upbringing in a small township on the Mississippi and written 'to remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in', Twain's hymn to childhood and the great outdoors remains a classic account of boys on the loose in frontier-era America. This edition would be an attractive addition to any home library.
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Product details

  • Leather | 224 pages
  • 146 x 216 x 28mm | 381.02g
  • STERLING
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • b/w throughout, includes illustrations
  • 1435136152
  • 9781435136151
  • 51,920

Review quote

- "This classic story will stay with you through life, and always remind you of the things that you knew were important when you first read it." --"Independent" "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"
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About Twain

Riverboat pilot, journalist, failed businessman (several times over): Samuel Clemens - the man behind the figure of "Mark Twain" - led many lives. But it was in his novels and short stories that he created a voice and an outlook on life that will be forever identified with the American character.
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Rating details

599,782 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (219,762)
3 24% (144,760)
2 6% (34,615)
1 2% (12,234)
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