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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer & Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  26,476 ratings  ·  435 reviews
Vy lyubite klassiku, no u vas net vremeni na chtenie tolstyh romanov? Vyhod najden - my izmenili ne ob'em informatsii, a moschnost' informatsionnogo potoka. V knigu voshli povesti izvestnogo amerikanskogo pisatelya kontsa XIX - nachala XX veka Marka Tvena...
Paperback, 520 pages
Published December 3rd 2002 by Signet Classics (first published 1884)
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Jason Pettus
(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography []. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reposted here illegally.)

The CCLaP 100: In which over a two-year period I read a hundred so-called "classics," then write essays about whether I think they deserve the label
This week: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain (1876)
Book #6 of this essay series

The story in a nutshell:
Designed specifically to be a popular exa
Barb Middleton
As a kid, I loved Tom Sawyer's imaginative adventures and bucking of authority. He had the nerve to run away and didn't care if he got in trouble. I envied his manipulation of adults and kids. When Tom talks the neighborhood boys into painting the fence for him because it was fun, I remembered wishing I had his smooth talking ways so I could convince my neighbors to help me rake what amounted to 100 bags of leaves - an endless fall chore of mine and my siblings. Not only does Tom psychologically ...more
I don't understand why these are only listed as one book- I distinctly remember reading Tom Sawyer, and then some years later, reading Huck Finn. Anyways, I liked them both although I recall particularly appreciating the latter. As far as I recall, Tom Sawyer was basically just a fun read, whereas Huck Finn seemed more of a social commentary, with a certain dark brooding about it. I read these both ages ago, prolly when i was about 13 or 14; I would definitely recommend.
Ebster Davis
First off, this is the first time I've listened to the unabridged version. For those of us naive enough to believe that the two American Folk heroes in this book are merely rambunctious teenagers looking for adventure, the real story will come as a complete shock.

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are budding psychopaths.

It's not like its completely their faults either. They both have a skewed sense of morality that was influenced by their upbringing and culture. Huck was abused badly and then ab
Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
Correct start date for my reading Huck Finn is some time in the Fall of 1983 about when Mr G was reading aloud to the class of us sixth-graders but being as how I suppose we all preferred the Ray Bradbury and Stephen King short stories we didn't get so very far in ole Huck's autobiography. Forward a few states and years and Mrs Rule tried to teach us Huck Finn in eighth grade. (Bless her soul, the only competent teacher in a school staffed by monkeys.) I did my damnedest to avoid reading much of ...more
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
By Mark Twain
Review by Anneliese Edge

I can honestly say I have never been to the Mississippi River, but the author of the this great American novel made me feel as if I were actually with Huck and Jim on their many adventures down this historical river. The novel is about a young boy named Huckleberry Finn who is searching for adventure and is longing for freedom. This young boy was taken away by his drunk of a father because he wanted to possess the money Huc
I read Tom and Huck, and skipped the third book (at least for the time being). I read Tom Sawyer as a kid, and managed to make it this far in life without ever having read Huck Finn before!

Tom is just good entertainment and nothing more, loaded with nostalgia for the childhood everyone wishes he had had -- running loose on summer nights, exploring islands and haunted houses, adventure and peril and hidden treasure to be won.

Huckleberry Finn is pretty amazing, for its loving description of the r
John Wiswell
Aug 12, 2007 John Wiswell rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
This the best volume without annotations, as it compactly contains both The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with the split in the middle that explains the former is the story of a boy, and the latter is the story of a man.

The former captures the spirit of boyhood extremely well, with an unrivaled sense of humor and ignorance. It's just anecdotal enough to be read in tiny doses or in a steady stream, and builds to a satisfying climax - though plot is always in thi
I reread this and liked it a lot more. My first review is below this one. I got to thinking about narrators who reveal things about themselves unintentionally. Plus I liked Jim a lot more. Definately a sloppy book, but Huck is great. Kinda sad how he is great and doesn't realize it.

The language in this book and the style of narration are what make Huck Finn. I am not interested in the movement of the plot which tires me in keeping track of where the hell they are going. But that is lazy attenti
I like Huck's story better than Tom's. Probably because it is darker. Tom's story is alright, he's a very smart and creative kid and he sometimes made me laugh, especially the part when he was asked about the first two disciples during Sunday School and he answered David and Goliath, haha...

Anyway, Huck's story is better because it gives more insight on the real life and people along the Mississippi river when there's still slavery. Huck surely met with various, interesting characters during his
I simply hate the way it is written. Yes, I know the southern American language shapes the characters and makes them unique, but damn it, it takes forever to read. Old medieval English is more understandable than this crap. I'll take Shakespeare any day.
The story is lazing along and, to be honest, quite boring most of the time. There are so many detours and unnecessary details that even though the book is not that long, it feels like the length of a heavy Russian drama. I can honestly say that I
Brian Ridge
Not sure what else I can add to the mountains of praise these two books have received over the years. Clearly, they are are classics of American literature that deserve to be read in their original form by all American high school students. I think that what I liked best about these two books is the innocence and simplicity of the era. While kids today are busy with TV, movies, computer games, social media, and cell phones, Tom, Huck and their friends could entertain themselves for hours on end ...more
G.D. Master
May 20, 2015 G.D. Master rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Academics and readers concerned with racial attitudes in America
For readers who are concerned with racial attitudes in America, Twain scholar Alan Gribben has combined The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn into one volume. He has replaced the pejorative form of the word “negro” and the word “Injun” in the texts to offer sensitive readers an alternative.

In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom’s home, school, church, and town hijinks make for entertaining fair for young and old alike. Tom Sawyer is narrated by Mark Twain and has yout
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is about the life and times of a boy named Huckleberry Finn. After running away from home, Huck hides off in a near by island, and while at the island he gets to know and continues his adventures with Jim, a runaway slave. I really enjoyed the book because it was fun to read, unpredictable, and I liked how Mark Twain made the book feel like it was written by Huck himself. It's a good book, and I would recommend it.

June Ahern
Mark Twain was a writing genius as he captured a time in American history and the lives of people living in the South. I'm chucking my way through Huck's adventures with Tom showing up recently. Read this as a teen and rereading as a senior with much change of my outlook on the story. Completed - again - since I've read this read this story way back in the olden days. A good read for sure!
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are two of the most iconic American characters, and this volume contains both of their stories. The first - Tom Sawyer's - is a good, general read, but the second - Huck's - is where Mark Twain really pulls out all his stops. He tackles some of the deepest issues of his America, namely, slavery and abolition, and creates an incredible satiric novel.
I LOVED this novel as a child. Reading as an adult, I found that I wasn't quite so engrossed but I did enjoy it and appreciated the author's style of writing. I found myself paying less attention to the story which I knew and more to the writing and language. A great period tale.
What the fuck is wrong with people who want to change the vocabulary of this book? There is a point to using the word "nigger" in it. If you can't understand why, then you're a moron.
Ruiji Kimura
5/28 20min
6/2 50min

boy - escape - father - survive- help - slave - friends
〜PASSAGE/EXCERPT from the book that you liked or didn't like〜
You listen to me, Tom Sawyer. You say I'm a free man now, and perhaps I am. But old Jim is not going to run away and leave one of his friends with a bullet in his leg! So I'm staying right here until a doctor comes.
〜Why did you like/didn't you like the passage/excerpt you wrote above〜
This sentence is what Jim, a slave, said. Before this sentence, Ji
Megan Hoag
You cannot call yourself an American if you have not read this book. Thus, if you are not American, it may be quite irrelevant to your literary canon.
David J. Biviano

For some reason, I never read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer until now at 74 years of age. MARK TWAIN would get a kick out of that, I think, winking and twirling his mustache. My guess is that my Catholic high school didn't think too highly of his humor or his language, especially talk of black folks in the language of his day.

But oh what I have missed all these years of a master storyteller and America's renowned humorist. Pure genius. The humanity, t
Not as much fun as Huckleberry Finn, but then when I re-read Huck, Tom was the most annoying part. He's such a bone-head.
4 stars for the adventures of tom sawyer. it was a much easier read than i was expecting. it was funny and full of adventure and tom sawyer was the kind of character you still get in books these days which was enjoyable.

3.5 stars for huckleberry finn. i really enjoyed it i just got a bit confused and then a bit bored towards the end with all that king and duke stuff but the last couple of chapters picked up again.

i keep picking up classics and forcing myself to read them for some reason even th
I read this book as a assignment for english class and I got to say that I had a hard time with it at first. English is not my mother tongue and therefore southern american english was really hard to read.
I looked around for a audio version of it and find a really good one. So if you find this book hard to understand, I recommend you listen to it whilst reading. It helps a lot.
Anyway, this book made me feel both bored and confused but I gotta say that it also made me laugh and even enjoy some
Kennt wohl jeder aus seinen kindheitstagen
This review will come in two parts because I read each story separately, even though it is one book on my Kindle.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - 4/5
I read this story on my way to my second trip to New Orleans. I thought it was a great excuse to finally make myself read this classic (and challenged!) book.

I didn't expect to enjoy this story, but I was pleasantly surprised that I did. I thought it was fascinating to read about the way Tom Sawyer's mind worked and to see the moral battles that he
J.A. Callan
This review is on "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".
I'm studying Huck Finn for an exam question this semester on whether or not it is a racist book or not. Well, I vehemently contend that is isn't. What Twain has done with this book is short of perfection, in terms of first-person narration. It is all here. The vernacular and the innocence, as well as the moral growth and maturity of it's prepubescent narrator, Huck Finn. I can understand why it is often called 'The Great American Novel', as
Two reviews for the price of one since this is a consolidated edition.
Twain obviously is an institution of American literature and with good cause. I have never seen another writer capture not just the voice of a child but the sound and feel of a dialect.
I'm a little bit torn about Tom Sawyer, entertaining but also with certain things that drive me a touch batty. The narrative structure itself is a little disjointed, living up to the title, "the adventures of...." it should almost be looked at
Olivia Margolis
The story The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, written by Mark Twain is about a boy named Tom Sawyer who has a ton of adventures and pretends to be a bunch of things. He tricks his friends into doing his work and he drives his aunt Polly crazy. The setting is a Mississippi River town in mid 1830's. He has adventures with his friends Huck and Joe Harper. The thing about Tom is he not only gets himself in trouble but he is extremely convincing with other boys. He makes up stories and gets other little bo ...more
Monthly Book Group
The proposer began with a brief introduction to the life of Samuel Clemens, whose pen name was Mark Twain. ("Mark Twain" was a Mississippi River term: the second mark on the line used to measure safe depth for a steamboat.)
He was born in 1835, and grew up in Missouri beside the Mississippi River. The two books are set in the period of his own childhood, before the American Civil War. As a child, the proposer had received a copy of Tom Sawyer as a birthday present. The proposer wanted to see if t
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also work
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