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This edition features a new introduction by noted Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen that situates the novel for a contemporary audience.

The exploits of Tom Sawyer, a consummate prankster with a quick wit, captivate children of all ages. Yet through the novel's humorous escapades, from the episodes of the whitewashed fence and the ordeal in the cave to the trial of Injun Joe, Mark Twain explores deeper themes within the adult world Tom will one day join.

These include the baser human instincts of dishonesty and superstition, murder and revenge, starvation and slavery.

This edition features a new introduction and notes by leading Mark Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen.

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  • Paperback

    9780143107330

    January 2, 2015

    Penguin Classics

    272 pages

    RRP $21.00

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  • Paperback

    9780099573685

    September 3, 2012

    Vintage Children's Classics

    368 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099540892

    June 1, 2010

    Vintage Classics

    240 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141321103

    October 27, 2008

    Puffin

    320 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9781448155330

    September 6, 2012

    Vintage Digital

    368 pages

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  • EBook

    9781409059790

    October 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    240 pages

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  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    Mark Twain

    EBook

    9780141918433

    October 27, 2008

    Penguin eBooks

    320 pages

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