The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (The Adventures of Tom and Huck #1) (Classic Compendium)(Paperback Edition)
Author: Mark Twain
Goodreads Rating: 3.91
From the famous episodes of the whitewashed fence and the ordeal in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is redolent of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Twain spent his own youth. A somber undercurrent flows through the high humor and unabashed nostalgia of the novel, however, for beneath the innocence of childhood lie the inequities of adult reality - base emotions and superstitions, murder and revenge, starvation and slavery.