Author(s): Mark Twain
Rediscover the classic American tale or join Tom Sawyer's adventures on for the first time. A favorite among young readers and adults alike, Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer, first published in 1876, is considered to one of the great novels about American adolescence along with its sequel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Tom Sawyer is a young orphan living with his half brother Sid at their Aunt Polly's house. A bad apple in school, he resists all efforts at correction, except when it comes to courting the lovely Becky Thatcher. Along with his buddy Huck Finn, Tom fools around, plays practical jokes and causes trouble--until the day when the two witness a murder. Many readers see Adventures of Tom Sawyer as a children's book, however there are shades to this tale that even adults who return to the story may have missed. Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed, clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Sarah Kernan.
MARK TWAIN (1835-1910) grew up in Hannibal Missouri. He began his career as a journeyman printer and journalist. His youthful experiences along the Mississippi inspired some of his most famous works--and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In addition to his well-known works of fiction, he was also a prolific travel writer. Among his best-known works is Life on the Mississippi. He was also a star of the lecture circuit. SARAH KERNAN received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and has published work on Henry Roth and Jean Toomer. She teaches English at the Dalton School.