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Book Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Hear It Read It)|
The author of the book: Mark Twain
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.42 MB
Date of issue: September 1st 2008
ISBN 13: 9781402211676
Read full description of the books:Mark Twain's classic characters, brought to life in a new book-plus-audio edition.
Tom Sawyer would rather not go to school. Instead, he spends his time playing pirates and searching for buried treasure. When Tom and his friend Huck witness a murder, only they can save their friends and the treasure from the evil Injun Joe. But are they brave enough to catch him?
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is read by Garrick Hagon, who also appeared in Star Wars and Tim Burton's Batman.
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Read information about the authorSamuel 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 worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling.
He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.
However, he lacked financial acumen. Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy. With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.
Born during a visit by Halley's Comet, he died on its return. He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".
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