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Tom Sawyer and his best friend, Huck Finn, tell stories, fish, and pretend to be pirates along the banks of the Mississippi River. Then they become real-life witnesses to be a terrible crime! Whether Tom is running away from villains, treasure-hunting, or showing off for Becky Thatcher, it's one thrilling escapade after another in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer!
This hardcover edition is the only hardcover edition of the story to use original illustrations from True Williams, who was the first artist to depict Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
Mark Twain called his 1876 novel a "hymn to boyhood," and it remains an archetypal vision of pre–Civil War small-town America. Readers of all ages delight in its humorous narrative, delivered in a voice as mischievous and good-hearted as Tom Sawyer himself. Generations have played hooky with Twain's young hero, chuckling at his pranks and thrilling in his starry-eyed search for buried treasure.
This handsome edition is the only hardcover version that features all of True Williams's endearing illustrations. Chosen by Twain himself, Williams was the first artist to depict Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, leaving an indelible stamp on the popular image of American childhood.
After the Civil War, Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) left his small town to seek work as a riverboat pilot. As Mark Twain, the Missouri native found his place in the world. Author, journalist, lecturer, wit, and sage, Twain created enduring works that have enlightened and amused readers of all ages for generations.