What do you know about the book “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” ?

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was written by Mark Twain and published in 1876. The book tells us the story of a young boy growing up on the banks of the Mississippi, in the city of Saint Petersburg in the 1840s.

Marc Twain in 1907
Marc Twain in 1907

This was Mark Twain’s best-selling book during his lifetime.

The book of the Adventures of Tom Sawyer is considered a masterpiece of American literature. Indeed, this book contains elements of humor, satire and social criticism. These are the characteristics that made Mark Twain one of the most important authors of American literature.

1876 illustration by True Williams 
The adventures of Tom Sawyer
1876 illustration by True Williams
The adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was one of the first books to be written with a typewriter.

One of the first typewriter
One of the first typewriter

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a story based on the town of Hannibal, Missouri, where Marc Twain lived as a child and contains events experienced by the author.

This book is one of four books written about Tom Sawyer. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1876; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1884; Tom Sawyer Abroad, 1894; Tom Sawyer, detective, 1896

You can read it in English or in French on this site. It is the first of our growing collection of bilingual books.

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