The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Author

Mark Twain

About this book

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is an 1876 novel by Mark Twain about a boy growing up along the Mississippi River. It is set in the 1840s in the town of St. Petersburg, which is based on Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived as a boy.[2] In the novel, Tom Sawyer has several adventures, often with his friend Huckleberry Finn.

Contents (38)

CONTENTS
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ILLUSTRATIONS
PREFACE
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER VI
CHAPTER VII
CHAPTER VIII
CHAPTER IX
CHAPTER X
CHAPTER XI
CHAPTER XII
CHAPTER XIII
CHAPTER XIV
CHAPTER XV
CHAPTER XVI
CHAPTER XVII
CHAPTER XVIII
CHAPTER XIX
CHAPTER XX
CHAPTER XXI
CHAPTER XXII
CHAPTER XXIII
CHAPTER XXIV
CHAPTER XXV
CHAPTER XXVI
CHAPTER XXVII
CHAPTER XXVIII
CHAPTER XXIX
CHAPTER XXX
CHAPTER XXXI
CHAPTER XXXII
CHAPTER XXXIII
CHAPTER XXXIV
CHAPTER XXXV

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I.Y-o-u-u Tom-Aunt Polly Decides Upon her Duty—Tom Practices Music—The Challenge—A Private Entrance

CHAPTER II.Strong Temptations—Strategic Movements—The Innocents Beguiled

CHAPTER III.Tom as a General—Triumph and Reward—Dismal Felicity—Commission and Omission

CHAPTER IV.Mental Acrobatics—Attending Sunday—School—The Superintendent—“Showing off”—Tom Lionized

CHAPTER V.A Useful Minister—In Church—The Climax

CHAPTER VI.Self-Examination—Dentistry—The Midnight Charm—Witches and Devils—Cautious Approaches—Happy Hours

CHAPTER VII.A Treaty Entered Into—Early Lessons—A Mistake Made

CHAPTER VIII.Tom Decides on his Course—Old Scenes Re-enacted

CHAPTER IX.A Solemn Situation—Grave Subjects Introduced—Injun Joe Explains

CHAPTER X.The Solemn Oath—Terror Brings Repentance—Mental Punishment

CHAPTER XI.Muff Potter Comes Himself—Tom’s Conscience at Work

CHAPTER XII.Tom Shows his Generosity—Aunt Polly Weakens

CHAPTER XIII.The Young Pirates—Going to the Rendezvous—The Camp—Fire Talk

CHAPTER XIV.Camp-Life—A Sensation—Tom Steals Away from Camp

CHAPTER XV.Tom Reconnoiters—Learns the Situation—Reports at Camp

CHAPTER XVI.A Day’s Amusements—Tom Reveals a Secret—The Piratestake a Lesson —A Night Surprise—An Indian War

CHAPTER XVII.Memories of the Lost Heroes—The Point in Tom’s Secret

CHAPTER XVIII.Tom’s Feelings Investigated—Wonderful Dream—Becky Thatcher Overshadowed—Tom Becomes Jealous—Black Revenge

CHAPTER XIX.Tom Tells the Truth

CHAPTER XX.Becky in a Dilemma—Tom’s Nobility Asserts Itself

CHAPTER XXI.Youthful Eloquence—Compositions by theYoung Ladies—A Lengthy Vision—The Boy’s Vengeance Satisfied

CHAPTER XXII.Tom’s Confidence Betrayed—Expects Signal Punishment

CHAPTER XXIII. Old Muff’s Friends—Muff Potter in Court—Muff Potter Saved

CHAPTER XXIV. Tom as the Village Hero—Days of Splendorand Nights of Horror—Pursuit of Injun Joe

CHAPTER XXV. About Kings and Diamonds—Search for the Treasure—Dead People and Ghosts

CHAPTER XXVI. The Haunted House—Sleepy Ghosts—A Box of Gold—Bitter Luck

CHAPTER XXVII. Doubts to be Settled—The Young Detectives

CHAPTER XXVIII.An Attempt at No. Two—Huck Mounts Guard

CHAPTER XXIX.The Pic-nic—Huck on Injun Joe’s Track—The “Revenge” Job—Aid for the Widow

CHAPTER XXX.The Welshman Reports—Huck Under Fire—The Story Circulated—A New Sensation—Hope Giving Way to Despair

CHAPTER XXXI.An Exploring Expedition—Trouble Commences—Lost in the Cave—Total Darkness—Found but not Saved

CHAPTER XXXII.Tom tells the Story of their Escape—Tom’s Enemy in Safe Quarters

CHAPTER XXXIII.The Fate of Injun Joe—Huck and Tom Compare Notes—An Expedition to the Cave—Protection Against Ghosts—“An Awful Snug Place”—A Reception at the Widow Douglas’s

CHAPTER XXXIV.Springing a Secret—Mr. Jones’ Surprise a Failure

CHAPTER XXXV.A New Order of Things—Poor Huck—New Adventures Planned