Mark TwainISBN: 0-486-29156-1; 978-0-486-29156-7;
Издательство: Dover Publications
One of American literature`s best-loved classics, this entertaining tale about a good `bad boy` has thrilled generations of readers since it was first published in 1876. `Tom Sawyer` chronicles the escapades of a mischievous but well-meaning young lad who - in Twain`s words - `was not the Model Boy of the village. He knew the model boy very well though - and hated him`. As Tom bounds along from one adventure to another, usually just one step ahead of calamity, readers are introduced to a colorful cast of characters, among them Tom`s frazzled Aunt Polly, his girlfriend, Becky Thatcher; Huck Finn, Tom`s cohort in boyish intrigues; Injun Joe, a cold-blooded murderer; and other memorable figures. All come vividly to life in a delightfully picturesque, well-told tale that recreates the magic of boyhood in a small Missouri town over a hundred years ago. Here is Tom and his clever scheme to get Polly`s fence whitewashed; making a bloodcurdling discovery in the town...