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Adventures of Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn #1-2)

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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...
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Published October 21st 1999 by Parragon Publishing (first published 1876)
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Jason Pettus
Feb 29, 2008 Jason Pettus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: funny, classic, victorian
(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
Mar 16, 2008 Lmcwil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
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
Aug 30, 2011 Ebster Davis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 08, 2008 Ani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
John Wiswell
Aug 12, 2007 John Wiswell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 03, 2011 Dave rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 17, 2012 Sonja rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 27, 2011 Brian Ridge rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-classics
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
Summer Stillson
It’s never too late to read "The Great American Novel"
Samuel Langhorne Clemons, aka Mark Twain, was an exemplary American author and humorist, some say, the father of American literature. Others say, the greatest humorist of his time. I think it’s important each of us finds out for ourselves if these labels are accurate.
I enjoy the light-hearted nature of his writing through the vernacular style he chooses based on the 19th century time period. Growing up in Hannibal, Missouri, provided Mr. Tw
Michelle Cummings
Summary: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a book about a boy named Tom and the adventures he goes on with his friend Huckleberry Finn. Tom and Huck witness a murder and swear not to tell anyone about it. The wrong man is accused of the murder and they keep their silence and run away to become pirates. The whole town thinks they are dead, but they return and surprise everyone at their funerals. Tom feels guilty about what he witnessed so he testifies in court to acquit the falsely accused man, how ...more
Nov 18, 2015 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classical satire. Satires are meant to mock their subjects. In the case of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain is mocking society and its ideals. On Huck’s journey through the south on the Mississippi River, he encounters much racism which shows the country’s opinions on blacks. Throughout the novel, though, Huck experiences sympathy and fondness for his companion, an escaped slave named Jim. Jim is incredibly loyal and caring and grateful. This allows Huck to s ...more
Joshua Savage
Sep 21, 2015 Joshua Savage rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I refrained from reading this book for many years not because of the use of the "N" word or its controversial nature. Instead, I simply had little interest in what is thought to be a mainstay of post-civil war literature. After reading the work, however, I find myself compelled by the mastery of Twain's writing, humor, and wit. The character of Huckleberry is complex--more complex than is frequently argued--and the poignancy of Huck's identity as an outcast or "other" character is rich. Perhaps ...more
Mar 18, 2011 Tyler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

Feb 15, 2016 Jackie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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June Ahern
Jun 12, 2011 June Ahern rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure? Wanted to explore and run away? In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the young boy Huck goes off on an adventure. He flees from his house and meets Jim. As Jim runs for his life and gets tangled into conflicts, Tom and Huck begin to make plans for an escape, and each step of the plan becomes more and more complicated and time-consuming.

Mark Twain shows the boys innocence by using humor and childlike actions but still moral, to describe thei
Jun 02, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mar 06, 2016 Zari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"She makes me get up just at the same time every morning; she makes me wash, they comb me all to thunder; she won't let me sleep in the woodshed; I got to wear them blamed clothes that just smothers me, Tom; they don't seem to let any air git through 'em, somehow; and they're so rotten nice that I can't set down, nor lay down, nor roll around anywher's; I hain't slid on a cellar-door for — well, it 'pears to be years; I got to go to church and sweat and sweat — I hate them ornery sermons! I can' ...more
Ruiji Kimura
Jun 16, 2014 Ruiji Kimura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 04, 2008 Michelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2008
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.
Claire Sherry
Nov 08, 2015 Claire Sherry rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The satirical perspectives throughout the book are pretty repetitive. Although I thoroughly enjoy Huck's jubilant, and wise character I do not however enjoy the book so far. All I am getting out of it is that Jim, the escaped slave, and Huck are traveling down the Mississippi River as they are faced with many obstacles and meet many people. The romanticism of life is a satirical critique all throughout the novel and during the time I understand that with a war going on it might not have been a g ...more
Oct 23, 2013 Denis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kennt wohl jeder aus seinen kindheitstagen
Dec 24, 2015 Janna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Feb 18, 2014 Chad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Huck Finn Book Review
What do you think about the book “The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn?” Well me, I really didn’t like it that much. To me this book was confusing, races and some parts of this book was very boring. If you don’t catch the beginning of a book, it is going to be hard to follow the rest. This book was just not for me.
First, to me this book was confusing. The reason why this book was confusing because it was difficult to read. Especially because of the way that they use to talk in
Oct 08, 2009 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adult readers
Recommended to Ashley by: my ward book group for October
So even though this edition of Tom Sawyer has both Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, this time I only read Tom Sawyer. This is my first time reading Tom Sawyer since I was pretty young, and when I read it then it was a simplified version with lots of pictures. I love this story though and it took me back to when I used to read it when I was younger. Mark Twain is such an amazing writer and he does such a great job and giving his readers classic and real life characters, ones you will never forget ...more
Linda Munro
Oct 08, 2012 Linda Munro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the most recent choice of my book club and I have to say, I have learned more about human comprehension with this book than with any other book we have read. First, I always read more than one book at a time, I read a fiction, a non-fiction, groups of short stories and the book club selection and I have no problem going from book to book, remembering what each book is about and comprehending each book I am reading as well. The largest percentage of readers from the book club cannot see ...more
Molly S
Dec 02, 2012 Molly S rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain shows many flawed aspects of society throughout Huck’s adventures, Huck being used as a median for which Twain portrays the livelihood of civilization. Because of the correlation Huck has with society, his character doesn’t undergo any lasting change from the beginning to the end of the book.

Huck starts out as a susceptible and immature boy. When the widow begins to explain Heaven and Hell to Huck, Huck claims that he wished he was at the “bad pl
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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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Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (4 books)
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