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As for Twain, some of his contemporaries included Ambrose Bierce and Bret Harte, all of which spent some time out west as Twain did. Stephen Crane is another. But while the latter authors' commitment to realism was similar to Twain's, their novels and stories don't always have the humor that sets Twain's characters above all others.(less)
Being a diligent and serious 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 tome ...more
قصة عن مغامرات الطفل الشقي توم سوير وأصدقاءه,
لن تصدق أن هذه الرواية كتبت قبل 150 عام تقريباً,
فأسلوب مارك توين سهل سلس,
ولا يستخدم تلك الأساليب اللغوية التي تقوم على الاستعراض بمدى إلمام الكاتب بمفردات القاموس
مغامرات وأحداث, لا استعراض للتشبيهات اللفظية,
رواية مسلية جدا, أنا قرأتها في قعده واحدة تقريباً.
عندما بدأت في قراءة مغامرات هاكلبري فين علمت أنها إنما كانت تعد الجزء الثاني لمغامرات توم سوير, فاستحسنت أن أبدأ بقراءة الجزء الأول مادام لدي المتسع من الوقت.
وهذه هي آخر كلمات الجزء الأول قبل أن ي ...more
What happened to Tom after he grew up was asked in a rev ...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
Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women on that account, for part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves, and of how they felt and thought and talked, and what queer enterprises they sometimes engaged in.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens aka Mark Twain
The above quote comes straight from the preface of the book and I really cannot add anything else to it; I would not dare ...more
Is it sort of weird that I want to do this? I mean it would be such a fun surprise for people or bad depending on what they thought of you. Imagine going to the funeral of your sworn enemy and then he bursts through the door, you’d be so disappointed or as equally amazed if you just buried your best friend and he turns up to say hi.
It something to ponder at least, other than that this book is pretty shit. I mean the narrative structure is a mess, the d ...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
1. Marbles are an acceptable form of currency. So provided I didn't throw out my set when I moved, I'm rich and can whitewash as many fences as I want.
2. Boys are dicks to the girls they like.
This is a lie.
This is the more likely scenario.
3. Books read better when you're not being forced to read them.
Next on my required reading list is The Great Gatsby. Mother have mercy...
Tom Sawyer is an intrepid adventurer, an incurable romantic, a devious trickster, a mischievous imp, a hopeless dreamer... a lot of things rolled into one. He is THE BOY who epitomises boyhood.
As Bertie Wooster would say - he reminds me that I too, once, lived in Arcady.
Mean, mean stride
Today's Tom Sawyer
Mean, mean pride”
- “Tom Sawyer” by Rush
Classic prog-rock man!
I’ve always wondered what Rush’s (probably) most popular song has to do with Mark Twain’s young protagonist. Something to do with being a free-spirited rebel I think, though I cannot imagine Tom Sawyer as a warrior. Tom, in fact, seems almost like a juvenile delinquent, though – through the course of this novel – there is no real malice in him. To quote his Aunt Polly, “he warn' ...more
T, is for Twain.
If you have ever been a young girl you have learned one unavoidable fact; boys are the worst! They are self-absorbed, morbid and cruel. They'll call you names, pull on your hair and treat you entirely like crap....
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer revolves around, surprise, a young troublemaker named Tom. To my way of thinking Tom is a fairly good example of the average youngster. While his adventures may be grander than most, his selfishness and lack of compassion is not. ...more
،عندما أنهي كتابتها مارك توين قرر أنها للناشئين
.لكن قرأها أيضا و استمتع بها عدد لا يحصي من الكبار علي مر السنين
و تحتوي علي ذكريات طفولة مارك توين علي نهر المسيسيبي ،
والكثير من الأحداث والشخصيات أخذت مباشرة من الحياة
توم الولد الذكي الشقي الذي لا يطيع أوامر و نصائح الخالة بولي ولا أستاذه
وطالما تسبب ذلك في متاعب عديدة لهم ؛
مما كان يضطر خالته طيبة القلب لمعاقبته،
أما استاذه فلا يفكر مرتين قبل أن يعاقبه بقسوة.
لكن هذا الذكي الفنان عرف في احدي المرات كيف ينجو من عقاب خالته ...more
يقوم بمجموعة من المشاكسات والمغامرات التي تقود به هو وصديقة هاك الى مشاهدة جريمة قتل لتضيف على حياته المثيرة المزيد من الاثارة .
اذكر في طفولتي ان توم سوير كان ابغض كائنات الارض بالنسبة لي لدرجة اني كنت اكره مشاهدة المسلسل , لكني كنت اشاهده مجبرة , فلم يكن يعرض سوى مسلسلين في اليوم فالمشاهدة الزامية سواء راقني المسلسل ام لم يرقني .
واليوم حين قرأت القصة أغرمت بتوم المشاكس الاستفزازي وخياله الواسع ومغامراته الشقية , اح ...more
Creo 3.5 estaria mejor pero como Goodreads tiene una
Las aventuras de Tom Sawyer es un clásico "universal" del que probablemente hayan visto alguna de las muchas adaptaciones americanas que tiene, ya sean propias series de televisión o películas basadas en el libro o apariciones especiales, como sucede en los padrinos mágicos. Quizás incluso se sepan ya la historia de la cerca que había que pintar.
En si esta es la historia d ...more
In this book Huck is not as fully formed as he appears in his own sto ...more
Tom Sawyer is the story of a young, mischievous boy and his comrades in the antebellum south. Tom (and Huck Finn, who you've also probably heard of before reading the books) gets himself into all sorts of shenanigans before ultimately becoming the most popular boy in town after accidentally witnessing a murder and finding a bunch of stolen money. He has a love interest, gets into so ...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
Everytime you open this book it’s like you enter a time machine and go back in 1870’s Mississippi
Ο Τομ Σωγιερ είναι ένα παιδί που, αν και δεν του αρέσει καθόλου το σχολείο, σίγουρα είναι αρκετά έξυπνο. Οι απλή καθημερινή ζωή τον κουράζει και ψάχνει πάντα κάποια περιπέτεια να ζήσει. Όμως συνήθως οι ιδέες του Τόμ φέρνουν σε αυτόν και όποιον αλλον τον ακολουθήσει (συνήθως ο κολλητός του ο Χακ) μεγάλους μπελάδες.
Όμορφα και απλοϊκά γραμμένο “Οι περιπέτειες του Τόμ Σώγιερ” είναι σίγουρο πως ...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
Las aventuras de Tom Sawyer es uno de los grandes clásicos de la literatura inglesa y un referente para cualquier autor actual. Leí la aventuras de Tom Sawyer cuando era pequeño pero aún hoy sigo recordando con una sonrisa la maravillosa h ...more
Libertatea: "Amândoi erau de părer ...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
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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