The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

by Clemens, Samuel L

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (born Samuel Langhorne Clemens) is a popular novel about a young boy growing up in the antebellum South on the Mississippi River in the town of St. Petersberg, which is based on Hannibal, Missouri, a town of Twain's youth. Tom Sawyer satirizes adult conventions to paint an idyllic picture of boyhood life. Sequels and other works by Twain featuring Tom Sawyer include Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894), and Tom Sawyer Detective (1896).

First Edition Identification and Notes

Though it is considered one of the most durable works in American Literature, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was actually first published in London by Chatto and Windus in June of 1876. It wasn't until six months later, in June of 1876, that the first American edition was published by American Publishing Co. in Hartford, Connecticut. However, the first American edition can sell for upwards of $90,000, while the true first editions sell for closer to $10,000.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

The first Canadian edition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was published by Belford Brothers in Toronto in 1876. This edition precedes the first American edition, but sells for around $800.

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Classics Illustrated; No. 50; Featuring Stories By the World's Greatest Authors

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - World's Greatest Literature (Hardback 1949) 1 of 7 Volumes

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