The Adventures of Tom

Great Stories in Easy English

Tom Sawyer, a mischievous young boy, lives in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri with his Aunt Polly and half-brother Sid. Together friend Huckleberry Finn, son drunk, ruthless father, he accidentally witnesses murder. What unfolds The Adventures Sawyer (1876) is series exhilarating events: both friends identify Injun Joe, real murderer, court; testify to innocence person wrongly accused find buried treasure haunted house. In Finn (1884), Huck escapes from clutches father encounters Jim, runaway slave. They embark on an exciting journey along Mississippi River, meeting different people participating their unusual lives. With time, finds himself moral dilemma over societal values own friendship Jim. Mark Twain presents sharp social commentary 19th-century American life through scathing satire, folksy humour, colloquial speech coarse language.