Tom Sawyer, Detective

Author: Mark Twain

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It is a novel from 1896 in which Twain satirizes the detective novels that were very fashionable at the time. In it Tom Sawyer tries to solve a mysterious murder being -of course- accompanied by his faithful friend Huckleberry Finn, who helps him acting as a Dr. Watson.

In Tom Sawyer, Detective, Tom and Huck will travel down the Mississippi on a steamboat where they will find themselves in the middle of a plot that includes the theft of diamonds and even a murder. The story – like many others by the author – is narrated in the first person by Huck Finn.

With an agile but easy-to-follow pace and a plot embellished with Twain’s usual sly humor, Tom is shown as a detective with a great capacity for deduction, who manages to give a happy ending to an adventure.

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