The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

[The Adventures of Tom Sawyer]
Penguin Classics
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Tom Sawyer lives with his brother Sid and Aunt Polly in St Petersburg, Missouri. He is a great friend of Huckleberry Finn and this is an account of their adventures. They witness Injun Joe stabbing the doctor to death and blame it on Muff Potter who was drunk at the time. Tom ensures justice is done at the trial. His sweetheart is Becky Thatcher and the two of them get lost on a school picnic and are missing for three days. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born in 1835 and died in 1910. For at time he was a river pilot on the Mississippi, but was mainly a journalist and leading humorist. This is a timeless adventure story.

Author: Cliff Cobb, United Kingdom
Update on: Jan 2023