Synopsis

The classic boy-hero of American literature.

Impish, daring young Tom Sawyer is the bane of the old, the hero of the young. There were some in his dusty old Missippi town who believed he would be President, if he escaped a hanging. For wherever there is mischief or adventure, Tom is at the heart of it. During one hot summer, Tom witnesses a murder, runs away to be a pirate, attends his own funeral, rescues an innocent man from the gallows, searches for treasure in a haunted house, foils a devilish plot and discovers a box of gold. But can he escape his nemesis, the villainous Injun Joe?

'In this book Twain anticipates every modern American novel, from Salinger to Pynchon' Guardian

Book information

ISBN: 9780099540892
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.4
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 176g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 16mm