The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn #1)
Being a diligent and serious¹ child (neither of those qualities have stuck with me, unfortunately), I opened it to page 1 and started reading. I even took it with me to kindergarten, where other kids were learning letters and I was mercifully allowed to read hefty tom...more
As a fourth grader I read this book and took it very seriously. It was my dream to build a raft and go adventuring. Actually I did build the raft, but there was not enough water in the creek.
My other great ambition was to come marching into my own funeral. I still think that would be fun.
When I read about Tom taking a licking for Becky Thatcher in school and sharing his cake with her in the cave, I thought that was incredibl...more
1) It is the precursor for the bigger and more important Mark Twain novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn....more
2) It is a historical fiction giving readers a glimpse of the laid back town's life in the mid to late 19th century. The town is called St. Petersburg that is based on Hannibal, Missouri, the hometown of Mark Twain. This book is basically a satire of the customs and superstitions that Americans practiced and believed durin
In this book Huck is not as fully formed as he appears in his own sto...more
E possiamo far valere questo opening pure come ending e far capire che si potrebbe riassumere tutto qui, a livello di significato, contenuto e impressioni da parte del lettore.
Però io non sono capace di stare zitta, quindi allungo la questione.
Non tanto, lo prometto.
Tom Sawyer è uno di quei bambini che io non avrei sopportato da piccola. Sempre pieno di energie, il...more
This fun read is full of nonsense and mayhem provided by the cast of Tom, his pal Huck Finn, his girlfriend Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly, and the mysterious Injun Joe. What a treat it was to find out that most of these crazy adventures actually occurred in real life to Mark Twain himself or his schoolmates.
It really was hard to get through this tale without laughing at Tom's m...more
This is a wonderful book, for young or old, read it over and over a"true" American classic. Great, great, great.
Tom white washing the fence is so well know...and most have at least heard of Becky, but if you haven't gone to the grave yard with Tom (and Huck) and taken the blood oath: "swears they will keep mum about This and They wish They may Drop down dead in Their Tracks if They ev...more
"I due ragazzi si rivestirono, nascosero gli armamenti e presero la via del ritorno rimpiangendo che non esistessero più banditi e chiedendosi con che cosa di altrettanto valido e affascinante li avesse sostituiti la civiltà moderna. E aggiunsero che avrebbero preferito decisamente essere banditi per un anno nella foresta di Sherwood piuttosto che Presidenti degli Stati Uniti per sempre."
Quanta la dolcezza di queste parole? Infinita. E quanta la nostalgia che ci sommerge quando leggiamo questo b...more
Oh, como eu gostava de ver os desenhos animados do Tom Sawyer. Aventuras, maluqueiras!
Quando os via nem tinha noção da existência do livro e de que os desenhos eram uma adaptação.
É o segundo livro que leio por causa de desenhos animados. O primeiro foi A Ilha do Tesouro, que é um dos meus livros favoritos.
"As Aventuras de Tom Sawyer" é, como diz o título, um livro que fala das aventuras deste rapaz.
Tom anda sempre metido em sarilhos e traquinices. Tem vários amigos, mas Huckleberr...more
Di hari kita saling berbagi
Dengan kotak sejuta mimpi, aku datang menghampirimu
Kuperlihat semua hartaku
Kita s’lalu berpendapat, kita ini yang terhebat
Kesombongan di masa muda yang indah
Aku raja kaupun raja
Aku hitam kaupun hitam
Arti teman lebih dari sekedar materi
…mengutip lirik dari lagu “Sahabat Sejati” – Sheila on 7
Saya pikir cuplikan lirik lagu di atas cukup mewakili seperti apa masa kanak-kanak kita. Ingin selalu menjadi yang paling hebat di antara te...more
Tom Sawyer is a twelve year old mischievous child who every child in town wants to be. When Tom and his best friend Huckleberry Finn are together they are unstoppable with...more
The other story interlaced is less well known for a reason, its a dark tale of murder and robbery with racist elements (the villain is a cliched heartless stoic 'half-breed.') Worse, this tale i...more
Ternyata ingatan bisa menipu, seperti yang dikatakan Salman Rusdie di Midnight's Children: "Memory has its own special kind. It selects, eliminates, alters, exaggerates, minimizes, glorifies, and vilifies also; but in the end it creates its own reality, its heterogeneous but usually coherent version of events...more
I find it hard to separate myself from the idea that much of this book's "classic" status stems purely from nostalgia, be it for late 1800's or from the former boy critics and readers who find Tom's antics so relatable. The plot meanders along like the mighty Mississip St. Petersburg is situated on, trickling along several similar sub-plot estuaries before we wrap up this...more
It could be partly cultural. English kids don't do many American classics at school, well, we certainly didn't, and although I can relate to 1830s life through other tales, films and programmes, it doesn't mean I'm at ease with them. I didn't feel that Tom's school adventures were tol...more
I read this when I was pretty young. I remember having one of those gold-embossed Classics for Kids hardcovers and being sick or something and just going through it hour after hour. I remember slowly turning the cover forward and back, watching the ripple of light from my window pass over the indentations of Tom's face and actually scaring myself with how drastically different it looked without the fully embossed gold shining...he looked positively demonic when the light hit him the right way.....more
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...more