The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Publication Date: September 21, 1989
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Here is one of the great American novels, illustrated by one of this country's most distinguished artists.
Readers will enjoy the antics of that irrepressible boy-hero, Tom, who lies to his Aunt Polly and still is forgiven, wins the heart of Becky Thatcher by getting whipped at school, gets out of whitewashing a fence by tricking his friends into doing it, and has dangerous adventures with his sidekick Huckleberry Finn but emerges unscathed.
Barry Moser's seventeen unforgettable watercolors bring Mark Twain's beloved novel to life in this deluxe gift edition that readers will want to return to again and again.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on November 30, 1835, in the village of Florida, Missouri. He attended the ordinary western common school until he was twelve, the last of his formal schooling. In a span of fifteen years he was successively a typesetter, a steamboat pilot, a soldier for three weeks, a silver miner, a newspaper reporter, and a bohemian in San Francisco known as "Mark Twain." But in 1865, deeply in debt, he acknowledged a talent for "literature, of a low order, i.e., humorous." In the next forty years, he published more than a dozen books and hundreds of shorter works, including his masterpiece, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.