This novel follows a young boy named Tom Sawyer growing up along the Mississippi River. As with many of Twain's works, the fictional town of St. Petersburg is inspird by the real town of Hannibal, Missouri where Twain lived. Tom is accompanied in his adventures by his best friend Huckleberry Finn, after Tom is rebuffed by his love interest Becky Thatcher. The character of Tom Sawyer also appears in several of Twain's other works, most notably Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has been the subject of numerous film and stage adaptations since its publication, and is considered one of Twain's most famous novels.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Quotes from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
A brown spotted lady-bug climbed the dizzy height of a grass blade, and Tom bent down close to it and said, "Lady-bug, lady-bug, fly away home, your house is on fire, your children's alone," and she took wing and went off to see about it -- which did not surprise the boy, for he knew of old that this insect was credulous about conflagrations, and he had practised upon its simplicity more than once.
But after a while she finds that beneath this goodly exterior, all is vanity, the flattery which once charmed her soul, now grates harshly upon her ear; the ball-room has lost its charms; and with wasted health and imbittered heart, she turns away with the conviction that earthly pleasures cannot satisfy the longings of the soul!
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