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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Mark Twain
  • English
  • 14 March 2018
  • 9781402714603

10 thoughts on “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  1. Nataliya Nataliya says:

    I was five and a half years old when my mother gave me The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as a New Year's gift (she is a literature teacher, and I have been reading novels since the tender age of four or so, and so it seemed appropriate).

    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 tomes, having obviously achieved full literacy by that point.

    Me (age 5) and Mom. The diligent seriousness is *all over* this picture.

    This book initially left me quite confused, but I was undeterred - after all, the world was a confusing place, full of adults and rules and great books - even those without pictures. (And I was very proud to own books without pictures, after all). But his one was just too strange - its beginning did not quite fit with the rest of the quite fun story - it was odd and dry and incomprehensible for the first 40 pages or so, and it even was about some other guy (Samuel Clemens?) who was not Tom Sawyer.

    A few years later I reread my early childhood favorite (I probably reached a ripe old age of eight or so, still diligent but a bit less serious already). It was then that I figured out what seemed strange about the beginning of this book when I was five.

    You see, I diligently slogged my way through the most boring academic foreword, assuming that was the first chapter. What amazes me that I managed to stay awake through it. Good job, five-year-old me! Excellent preparation for that painfully boring biochemistry course a couple of decades later!
    After that foreword, slogging through any classic was a comparative breeze. Yes, I'm looking at you, War and Peace! You know what you did, you endless tome.
    Also, as it turns out, when you include two characters named Joe in one book (Injun Joe and Tom's classmate Joe Harper) that can cause a certain amount of confusion to a five-year-old who assumes they have to be the same person and struggles really hard to reconcile their seemingly conflicting characters. And, as a side note, I have always been disappointed at Tom Sawyer tricking his friends to do the infamous fence whitewashing. A *real* kid knows after all that painting stuff is fun. Five-year-old me was a bit disapproving of the silliness.

    I have told bits and pieces of this book to my friends on the playground, while dangling from the monkey bars or building sandcastles (in a sandbox, that in retrospect I suspect was used by the neighborhood stray cats as a litterbox - but I guess you have to develop immunity to germs somehow). We may have planned an escape to an island in a true Tom Sawyer fashion, but the idea fizzled. After all, we did not have an island nearby, which was a problem. Also, we may have got distracted by the afternoon cartoons.

    Someday, I just may have to leave this book within a reach of my future hypothetical daughter - as long as I make sure it does not come with a long-winded boring introduction.

  2. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    Update All we need now is a lost manuscript by Twain to be found by some lawyer with the story being about an adult Tom Sawyer and this book being the one the editor forced Twain to write. I know you are probably thinking that is taking Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman to far, but what if that was just the beginning of a new initiative from publishers. It could be the latest fashion now no-one is interested in vampires any more?

    What happened to Tom after he grew up was asked in a review by a friend. Thinking back on the times, his character and the author, I've come up with three possible ideas.

    1. He became a bank manager and magistrate in a very small town. He married Becky and both put on a lot of weight. They had no children but three yappy toy spaniels whom they doted on. Mas Thomas Sawyer allowed no leeway with naughty boys and the cane was much in use.

    2. Tom with Huck and Jim found a treasure trove and were given a big reward. Aunt Polly invested it until Tom was 21. Tom, Huck and Jim bought a steamboat together, converted it into a casino and plyed the Mississipi offering Black Jack and Jack Daniels at every stop.

    3. At 18, Tom ran away to New Orleans and took up with a beautiful Creole woman with pale coffee skin and became a preacher in a loudly charismatic church. He and his wife had a whole brood of multi-coloured kids whom they named for the virtues, Abstinence, Doughty, Chastity, Patience, Industrious and Worship. In later life he met Marie Laveau and went to the dark side, a confirmed believer in Voodoo.


  3. Lisa Lisa says:

    So, my daughter just started reading Tom Sawyer for the very first time, and I am jealous of her!

    First of all, she can read it in original, while I read it in translation as a child. Second, I wish I could still have that immediate, surprised response to the silly situations. About every five minutes, she comes into my room, reading out loud some funny quotes, making the scenes come alive in my memory again. The fight between the two boys threatening with their fake big brothers, followed by the famous selling of the honour to take over Tom's Saturday chore -the fence white washing, and so on, and so on. All that humorous content is being quoted in a voice broken by giggles. Her favourite new expression is the terms of the next disagreement agreed upon, as used in the context of the deadly serious war games that Tom Sawyer engages in.

    She's completely mesmerised, and she hasn't even got to the scary parts yet, or to the budding love affair.

    There is magic in a children's classic that can make mothers and daughters laugh together at the silliness of naughty boys, and at the fact that very little has changed in the dynamics of childhood friendships, despite the time that has passed since the novel was written.

    It has just the right mix of exotic, historical appeal and universal human behaviour to make a perfect introduction into world literature.

  4. Always Pouting Always Pouting says:

    My coworker and my boyfriend made fun of me when I was reading this because apparently it's written for children and they both read it when younger. I have nothing to say in my defense, I didn't know I don't know most things if that isn't obvious by now. On a related note I probably would have enjoyed this more when younger. It wasn't bad, it was okay but I wasn't really itching to keep reading it and didn't have that usual urge that I get when reading a really enjoyable book to give up even going to the bathroom in favor of continuing to read. I did really enjoy at the end though when Huck runs away and then Tom finds him and Huck talks about how he's just not cut out for being rich and polite society like same Huck. Tom tricking people into painting the fence for him was also A+. Anyway now I can pretend to be somewhat cultured since I finally read some Mark Twain which is what clearly matters the most here.

  5. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (The Adventures of Tom and Huck #1), Mark Twain

    Thomas Tom Sawyer is the title character of the Mark Twain novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). He appears in three other novels by Twain: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894), and Tom Sawyer, Detective (1896).

    Tom Sawyer, an orphan, lives with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother Sid in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri sometime in the 1840's. A fun-loving boy, Tom skips school to go swimming and is made to whitewash his aunt's fence for the entirety of the next day, Saturday, as punishment. In one of the most famous scenes in American literature, Tom cleverly persuades the various neighborhood children to trade him small trinkets and treasures for the privilege of doing his tedious work, using reverse psychology to convince them it is an enjoyable activity. Tom later trades the trinkets with other students for various denominations of tickets, obtained at the local Sunday school for memorizing verses of Scripture; he cashes these in to the minister in order to win a much-coveted Bible offered to studious children as a prize, despite being one of the worst students in the Sunday school and knowing almost nothing of Scripture, eliciting envy from the students and a mixture of pride and shock from the adults. Tom falls in love with Becky Thatcher, a new girl in town and the daughter of a prominent judge. Tom wins the admiration of the judge in church by obtaining the Bible as a prize, but reveals his ignorance when he cannot answer basic questions about Scripture. Tom pursues Becky, eventually persuading her to get engaged by kissing him. However, their romance soon collapses when she learns that Tom had been previously engaged to another schoolgirl, Amy Lawrence, and that Becky was not his first girlfriend.

    عنوانها: تام سایر؛ توم سایر؛ ماجراهای تام سایر؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه فوریه سال 1981 میلادی

    عنوان: تام سایر؛ نویسنده: مارک تواین؛ مترجم: محمدرضا جعفری؛ تهران، امیرکبیر - کتابهای طلائی - شماره 52، چاپ سوم 1354؛ در 36 ص؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی - سده 19 م
    عنوان: ماجراهای تام سایر (متن کوتاه شده)؛ نویسنده: مارک تواین؛ مترجم: جعفر مدرس صادقی؛ تهران، نشر مرکز، کتاب مریم، 1373؛ در 158 ص؛ شابک: 9643050696؛ عنوان دیگر: توم سایر؛چاپ سوم 1380؛ چاپ چهارم 1388؛ در 118 ص؛
    عنوان: تام سایر؛ نویسنده: مارک تواین؛ مترجم: سودابه زرکف؛ تهران، آیینه، 1395؛ در 176 ص؛ شابک: 9786008098119؛
    عنوان: ماجراهای تام سایر؛ نویسنده: مارک تواین؛ مترجم: داود سالک؛ تهران، معیار علم، 1386؛ در 272 ص؛ شابک: 9789646651852؛
    عنوان: ماجراهای تام سایر (متن کوتاه شده)؛ نویسنده: مارک تواین؛ مترجم: محسن سلیمانی؛ تهران، سوره، 1377؛ در 167 ص؛ مصور
    عنوان: ماجراهای تام سایر؛ نویسنده: مارک تواین؛ مترجم: مریم طیبی؛ ویراستار: سیدامیرمحمد آزادی نائینی، تهران، آتون کتاب، 1395؛ در 456 ص؛ شابک: 9786008388159؛
    مترجمین دیگر: مهدی علوی در 160 ص؛ احمد کسایی پور در 410 ص؛ گیومرث پارسای در 322 ص؛ فاطمه امینی 311 ص؛ سپهر شهلایی در 120 ص؛ شایسته ابراهیمی در 71 ص؛ لیلا سبحانی در 212 ص؛ غزاله ابراهیمی در 238 ص؛ مریم یعقوبی در 32 ص؛ و ....؛

    تام نماینده ی دنیای فوق‌ العاده و بی‌دغدغه ی پسرهای نوجوان، پیش از جنگ داخلی آمریکاست. او همانند بسیاری از پسرهای آن زمان، بیشتر اوقات دوست دارد پابرهنه راه برود. بهترین دوستانش «جو هارپر» و «هاکلبری فین» هستند. در رمان «ماجراهای تام سایر»، او به یکی از همکلاسیهای خود به نام «ربه‌ کا (بکی) تاچر»، دل می‌بندد. او با برادر ناتنی‌ اش: «سید»، دخترخاله‌ اش: «مری»، و «خاله پولی»، در شهر خیالی «سن‌ پترزبورگ»، در ایالت «میسوری» زندگی می‌کند. «تام» خاله ی دیگری هم به نام: «سالی»، دارد؛ که در شهر: «پایکزویل»، پایین رود «می‌.سی‌.سی‌.پی» زندگی می‌کند. مادر او (خواهر خاله پولی)، از دنیا رفته‌ است. یک شب «تام» و دوست صمیمیش «هاک»، در پی یک ماجراجویی، به قبرستان می‌روند، و به‌ طور تصادفی، شاهد قتل «دکتر رابینسون» می‌شوند. آن‌ها سوگند می‌خورند، که راز آن شب را، هرگز برملا نکنند. «ماف پاتر» از اهالی شهر، که دائم‌ الخمر است، با توطئه‌ چینی «جو سرخپوسته»، به اتهام قتل دستگیر می‌شود، اما بچه‌ ها می‌دانند «ماف پاتر» بیگناه است و ...؛ «مارک توین» در مقدمه ی این کتاب می‌نویسند: «بیشتر ماجراهایی که در این کتاب ثبت شده‌ اند، در واقعیت اتفاق افتاده‌ اند. یکی دوتا تجربه ی شخصی خود من بوده، بقیه ماجراهایی که برای پسرهای همکلاس من رخ داده است. شخصیت «هاکلبری فین» از یک آدم واقعی گرفته شده، «تام سایر» هم همین‌طور، ولی نه از یک نفر. «تام» ترکیبی از خصوصیات و خلق و خوی سه پسربچه است، که من می‌شناختم، در نتیجه از نظر ساخت، شخصیتی چند وجهی‌ نست.»؛ پایان نقل. ا. شربیانی

  6. Ahmad Ebaid Ahmad Ebaid says:


    عن مغامرات الطفل الشقي توم سوير وأصدقاءه
    The adventures of naughty little boy, Tom Sawyer and his friends.
    You won't believe it wrote 150 years ago,
    as Mark Twain's procedure is simple and fluid.
    He do not show off with language techniques or dictionary's vocabulary.
    just adventures and events, no silly metaphors
    an enjoyable novel that i have read at one session
    On starting reading Huckleberry Finn, I knew that it was the second part of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, so I went back to the first part, since I have a spare time

    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 يخطر له كتابة جزء تاني عن صديق بطل الجزء الأول، فلم يعط الجزء الأول نهاية لعله يلقانا ثانية:


  7. Justin Tate Justin Tate says:

    Despite knowing this story front-and-back, it was nice to finally read the unabridged words of one of America's finest storytellers. The scene with Tom lost in the cave is notably incredible, but Twain's folksy prose is a delight throughout. I'm not as familiar with the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Can't wait to start that one soon!

  8. Julie Julie says:

    Well, the Show Me State showed me.

    Showed me how you do it. How you write stories so colorfully and so well-crafted, you could almost cry from reading them.

    Paulette Jiles took me all over the state of Missouri this week, in her 2002 publication of Enemy Women, a historical fiction novel that takes place in 1864, and then Mark Twain took my daughters and me to St. Petersburg, Missouri, to the real world of 1876.

    And what's in that world of 1876 Missouri?

    Well. . . riverboats, wagons, poor white boys, overprotective aunts, pretty girls, adventures in caves. . . and talk of orgies, knives, guns, pipe smoking, and a frequent use of the “N” word.

    As the narrator of this novel to my daughters, these qualities necessitated an immediate discussion at the start of the book. We needed to talk about this, before we went any further in this read.

    Here's the deal: I don't use the “N” word, and I don't hang out with people who do.

    I made my boundary clear right as we started. I am clever enough to read ahead and say what needs to be said without making myself uncomfortable by using language that twists my intestines.

    However, I made something else clear to my girls: just because an author depicts their characters authentically does not make them a racist, nor does it make the book racist.

    My children have a writer for a mother. They know more than they want to know about the writing process, and they've also watched their mother eavesdrop on more than her fair share of conversations. They know by now how obsessed I am with authentic dialogue. I can't stand any writer sugar-coating or contriving what they hear.

    But, as a mother, would I have enjoyed either of my girls reading the “N” word, over and over again, in this book?


    As the narrator and the mom, I chose to leave out all references to the “N” word, skip over the boys' curiosity about “orgies” and leave out about half of the talk about smoking.

    And focus on the good.

    The best parts for me: watching my daughters laugh at what a drama queen Tom Sawyer is, and being reminded of how many “death scenes” Tom conjures up in his mind, so he may convince himself that he's a good person, when he visualizes how many people will mourn him! I loved watching my girls cover up their faces in disgust when Tom, Huck and Joe stripped down to their birthday suits on the island, doing handstands and sword fights and whatnot. I couldn't help but be reminded of Out Stealing Horses. My middle child mumbled, from behind the hands covering her face, “boys are so repulsive.”

    Yes, this is a boy's world for sure. These barefooted boys with the ringworm on their scalps and rings of dirt around their necks are a bunch of river rats.

    But I must give Mr. Twain the credit he deserves here, for bringing these authentic characters to life, though I do understand the difficulty we face reading some of these classics. They are snapshots of how people behaved (how some people still behave), and sometimes those are painful reminders.

  9. Doug Doug says:

    My all-time favorite work of fiction. I usually read this every summer.

    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 incredibly chivalrous and how things ought to be. Because I read this book when I was young & before I understood much of the humor, I think it shaped the way I think in many ways.

    As an adult, I have re-read this book several times and love its timeless humor. The descriptions of a little kid at church are totally relevant today. I have learned that this book is primarily a light-hearted book written about children, but for adults.

  10. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    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 to add anything to what was said by the undisputed and best-known worldwide classic of USA literature. For people that have been living under a rock and thus have no idea what the book is about I will give a very brief description of the plot: it is about a life of a young boy in early ninetieth century who lived in Missouri in a small town on Mississippi river.


    I lost count of the number of times I read this book when I was a young boy, but I have not touched the book since. I was afraid my rereading of it as an adult would not be as good. I was almost right: this time the novel was not that good by a tiny little degree. I did find some author's thoughts and passages I missed when I was a kid and most of the scenes were almost as good as I remember them.

    I challenge anybody to read the whole scene of famous whitewashing of Aunt Polly's fence,
    or one of her cat and pain-killer
    and keep a serious face without any attempts at smiling - at least.

    Had this been my first read ever I would have given it 4.5 stars, but with all of my happy childhood memories this classic gets undisputed highest rating.

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