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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

It is considered one of the best novels in history, with one of the most famous children in literature. It was written by Mark Twain and published in 1876. Don’t miss it, here you can download a copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in PDF.

This work narrates the most important events of Tom’s childhood, some of them with his friend Huckleberry Finn.

It was set in a fictional town called St. Petersburg, near the Mississippi River, before the Civil War.

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Summary of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Tom is a very naughty boy. He has left home without permission from his Aunt Polly, who is looking for him to scold him. Meanwhile, Tom is involved in a street fight and gets his clothes dirty.

Aunt Polly, already very angry, punishes him and gives him the task of painting the fence on Saturday. The day arrives and Tom starts to fulfill his punishment, but all his friends are playing in the square.

Tom tries to bribe Tim, Aunt Polly’s slave boy, to get him to finish the job. The aunt realizes what is going on and prevents it.

However, Tom finds himself in a bind, as it would give him a very bad reputation for his friends to see him working on a Saturday, so he resolves to pretend he is playing, rather than working.

His friends see him and, noticing that he is having a lot of fun, decide to finish painting the fence for him.

But, Tom stops them and tells them that he will only let them play if they give him a gift. Each of his friends agrees and Tom gets a double benefit.

One day, on his way to school, Tom meets a boy named Huckleberry Finn, the son of a drunkard, who never attended school and everyone envied him.

They meet, talk, and agree to go to the cemetery at night to bury a dead cat.

Once at the site, they notice three men digging up a corpse: Joe “the Indian” (of very bad reputation), Muff Potter, and Dr. Robinson.

In the middle of the scene, they argue loudly. The Indian hits Muff, knocking him unconscious, and then kills the doctor, but leaves the murder weapon next to Muff Potter to make him look guilty. The children see everything and flee in terror.

It is discovered what happened and a trial is opened against Muff. Tom and Huck are very afraid that the Indian will find out that they know the truth. This is followed by many more adventures.

FAQ about The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

What is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer about?

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer recounts events about the childhood of Tom, an orphan boy, raised by his Aunt Polly, who disciplines him but also loves him very much.

Tom feels that his aunt subjects him to meaningless chores and duties and he wants to be free, so he constantly invents new adventures that get him into serious trouble.

How many adventures did Tom Sawyer have?

Tom and his friends have many adventures. Among them, the most outstanding are:

Witnessing a crime; going to a river without giving signs of life and this causes him to be presumed dead; getting lost with a friend in a cave and being about to starve to death, among others.

How old is Tom Sawyer?

Tom Sawyer is only 11 years old. Despite being so young, he is daring, mischievous, and capable of putting his life at risk on different occasions. His adventures will lead him to witness a crime.

How did Tom Sawyer end up?

Tom and Huck find the treasure of Indian Joe, who died in a cave and strike it rich. Tom convinces Huck to integrate into social life, allowing Dr. Robinson’s widow to take care of him so that he can become part of her band of well-heeled thieves.