Publisher description for The adventures of Tom Sawyer / Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction by Lee Clark Mitchell.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, first published in 1876, is Mark Twain's most popular novel. Its hero is a national icon, celebrated as a distinctively American figure both at home and abroad. As well as being a deft comedy and a powerful celebration of childhood, applauding Tom Sawyer's bold
spirit, winsome smile, and inventive solutions to the problems of everyday life, it reflects how Twain was in the process of finding a distinctive voice with which he could express the conflicts he felt about coming of age in America.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sawyer, Tom (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Mississippi River Valley -- Fiction.
Runaway children -- Fiction.
Child witnesses -- Fiction.
Missouri -- Fiction.
Boys -- Fiction.