Summary of the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Author: Mark Twain, pseudonym of writer Samuel Langhorn Clemens, 1835-1910.
Gender and Power: Adventure novel.
Structure: Consists of 36 capítul0s and a conclusion.
Other works: The Prince and the Pauper, The Gilded Age, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The ticket of a million pounds, Life on the Mississippi, and so on.
Synopsis: This book presents, in general, the fun adventures and escapes of Tom, who lives with his Aunt Polly and his gang, a group of boys restless, lively, playful, reluctant @ school, but friendly and warm hearts, rebelling against severe and conventional society around them, ie, before stiff and artificial world of l0s adults.
Thus, the book parade countless anecdotes and episodes featuring Tom: hidden witness a crime being committed @ midnight in the cemetery of the village, thanks @ l0 which helps unmask the Indian @ Joe, the real culprit of the crime , who, being lost, l0gra escape, but before the child swears revenge ratted l0, the leak-excursion child for the Mississipi, @ aboard the river steamer unforgettable or by attending @ his funeral in the puebl0 templ0, because everyone thought had drowned, or the adventures when they lost in the huge cave with her friend Becky, the daughter of the judge, the terror he feels when confronted suddenly with his enemy, the Indian Joe, and their participation when trying to capture @ this, who eventually starve in the cave, his discovery of the treasure, and so on.
All these adventures and always picturesque and humorous adventures are mere pretexts to file and more vivid tender and human nature of the protagonist, which enlarges to reach the full sympathy of the reader.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is one of the best and most popular works of Mark Twain, humorous novel readable, optimistic, positive and yet is also a way of looking at society and happy ending which makes it suitable for both young audiences and the adult that still retains the freshness and youth of heart.
June 4, 2013