The Adventures of Tom Sawyer:
(Benediction Classics May 1, 2020)
Tom Sawyer is an intelligent resourceful orphan who enjoys a life of freedom, unsheltered from life’s hardships: the life that most children secretly or not-so-secretly yearn for. He is an immediately attractive character who draws the reader through his adventures; falling in love, being dumped, becoming a pirate, being thought to be dead, fearing that he would surely die, uncovering a murder, finding hidden treasure, and all the while skipping school and playing pranks.
Twain’s characters are surprising, unforgettable and truly human. His dialog faithfully reproduces the common speech of his day, in all its varied dialects. The plot combines adventure, suspense and mischief with the darker side of humanity: murder, deceit, brutality and racial prejudice. Twain’s trademark humor and observations of human nature are never far.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was initially a commercial failure, but in his life-time it was his bestselling book, and today is regarded by many as a masterpiece of America literature.
Features of this edition:
•Complete and unabridged.
•Includes 161 original illustrations.
•Crisp text set in modern easily read font.
- 1789431050 / 9781789431056
- 16.0 oz.
- 6.1 x 0.6