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Walden; or, Life in the Woods.

By: Thoreau, Henry D. [David]

Price: $9,250.00

Publisher: Ticknor and Fields: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296397

Condition: Good


First edition (Borst A2.1.a.4, with June ads), one of 2000 copies. Map of Walden Pond present opposite p. 307. Split to front joint and split across spine cloth beneath 'Thoreau' previously repaired by adhering cloth down to text block, minor loss from spine head and foot, corners and some of board edges exposed, two gatherings sprung but holding, faint pencil gift note on front free endpaper, minimal marginalia on just a couple pages (mainly bracketing of 1-3 lines of text), a few pages faintly foxed. 1854 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 357, [5], 8 pp. 8vo. Original... View more info

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Cape Cod

By: Thoreau, Henry D. [David]; Olcott, Charles S.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1914

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2291266

Condition: Very Good


Visitor's Edition. Frontispiece of Cotuit removed, otherwise complete. Lightly foxed throughout. 1914 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 336 pp. 8vo. Olive cloth, blue, yellow, and black illustration of windmill on front board, black and yellow titles. Thoreau's transcendentalist travel meditation, focused on Cape Cod Massachusetts. This edition includes an introductory note and illustrations from photographs by Charles S. Olcott. View more info

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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; Walden; or, Life in the Woods; The Maine Woods; Cape Cod (The Library of America 28)

By: Thoreau, Henry David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1985

Seller ID: 2297785

ISBN: 0940450275

Condition: Very Good


A few light spots on slipcase, top corner of slipcase bumped. Light smudge on cloth spine. A very good copy in a very good slipcase. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1114 pp, [18]. Three-page terminal publisher ad listing other volumes in The Library of America series. Original blue cloth, gilt titles, blue ribbon marker bound in, publisher's slipcase. A collection of Thoreau's most important nature writings. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers is based on a boat trip Thoreau took with his brother in 1839 from Concord, Massachusetts, to Concord, New Hampshi... View more info

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Works of Henry David Thoreau (Illustrated)

By: Thoreau, Henry David

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Avenel Books: 1983

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2262826

ISBN: 0517336308

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Pages toned. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Contains the full text of Walden and many other works by Thoreau. View more info

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Wild Fruits: Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript

By: Thoreau, Henry David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norton: 1999

Seller ID: 2279097

ISBN: 0393047512

Condition: Good


First edition. Small tear to jacket repaired with tape. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A collection of musings by one of America's premier philosophers, previously kept from publication due the difficulty of the composition, includes illustrations of the wild fruit Thoreau describes. View more info

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Walden

By: Thoreau, Henry David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Fall River Press: 2008

Seller ID: 2296350

ISBN: 1435107497

Condition: Very Good


Faint wrinkle. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 314 pp. Walden by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. The book... View more info

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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

By: Thoreau, Henry David; Bradnick, Jean A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company [Westvaco]: 1966

Seller ID: 2275883

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Slipcase toned. 1966 Hard Cover. 207, [9] pp. 8vo. A special edition of Thoreau's famous work, issued as part of Westvaco's Christmas series, with a foreword by Jean A. Bradnick written specially for this edition, and illustrations reproduced from period engravings. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers is a book by Henry David Thoreau, first published in 1849. The book is ostensibly the narrative of a boat trip from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire and back Thoreau had taken with his brother John in 1839. As John had died from tetanus in 184... View more info

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Cape Cod (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Thoreau, Henry David; Krutch, Joseph Wood

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2195578

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1979 Full-Leather. xx, 215, [1] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Joseph Wood Krutch, illustrations by R.J. Holden. Thoreau's transcendentalist travel meditation, focused on Cape Cod Massachusetts. View more info

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Cape Cod (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Thoreau, Henry David; Krutch, Joseph Wood

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2294862

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs, edges of endpapers a bit faded, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1979 Full-Leather. xx, 215, [1] pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Joseph Wood Krutch, illustrations by R.J. Holden. Thoreau's transcendentalist travel meditation, focused on Cape Cod Massachusetts. Arguably some of Thoreau’s most beautiful writings on American history and natural scenery, this collection is dedicated to the poet’s ruminations on the beaches of Cape Cod. Exploring the variety of natu... View more info

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The Maine Woods

By: Thoreau, Henry David; Lunt, Dudley C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bramhall House: 1950

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291250

Condition: Very Good


Owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket rubbed and toned. 1950 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 340 pp. A reissue of Thoreau's works recounting his travels in the wilderness of 19th century Maine, with illustrations by Henry Bugbee Kane and notes by Dudley C. Lunt. Over a period of three years, Thoreau made three trips to the largely unexplored woods of Maine. He climbed mountains, paddled a canoe by moonlight, and dined on cedar beer, hemlock tea and moose lips. Taking notes constantly, Thoreau was just as likely to turn his observant eye to the habits and languages... View more info

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The Concord and the Merrimack: Excerpts from A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

By: Thoreau, Henry David; Lunt, Dudley C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bramhall House: 1963

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291251

Condition: Good


Front hinge beginning to weaken, owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket rubbed and toned with 1/2 inch closed tear. 1963 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 268 pp. 8vo. Excerpts from A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, with illustrations by Henry Bugbee Kane and notes by Dudley C. Lunt. Based on a trip with his brother in 1839, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers is an excellent example of Thoreau’s talent for naturalistic writing. In exquisite detail Thoreau depicts the nature that surrounds him over the course of his trip. One of only two books... View more info

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The River: Selected from the Journal of Henry David Thoreau

By: Thoreau, Henry David; Lunt, Dudley C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bramhall House: 1963

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291252

Condition: Very Good


Owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket lightly rubbed and toned. 1963 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. 8vo. Selections from Thoreau's Journal, with illustrations by Henry Bugbee Kane and notes by Dudley C. Lunt. Thoreau is best known for Walden, a collection of his reflections written during his time in a cabin in the woods by Walden Pond, and for his essay Civil Disobedience. He was part of the Transcendentalist movement, along with friends Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott. View more info

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Cape Cod

By: Thoreau, Henry David; Theroux, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269465

ISBN: 0140170022

Condition: Very Good


Wrapper edges very faintly rubbed, pages very faintly toned. 1987 Trade Paperback. xvi, 319 pp. Cape Cod chronicles Henry David Thoreau’s journey of discovery along this evocative stretch of Massachusetts coastline, during which time he came to understand the complex relationship between the sea and the shore. He spent his nights in lighthouses, in fishing huts, and on isolated farms. He passed his days wandering the beaches, where he observed the wide variety of life and death offered up by the ocean. Through these observations, Thoreau discovered that the only way to truly know the sea—i... View more info

Walden or Life in the Woods (The World's Classics, LXVIII)

By: Thoreau, Henry David; Watts-Dunton, Theodore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press: 1924

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2299195

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. No jacket. Coloring pencil marks on some pages. 1924 Small Hard Cover. xvi, 299 pp. Walden (/?w??ld?n/; first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is a book by transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and—to some degree—a manual for self-reliance.[2] First published in 1854, Walden details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near ... View more info

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Seeing is Believing: Poems

By: Tomlinson, Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1967

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2263310

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing, appears to include a first state jacket (publisher's sticker placed over original list price on front flap). Small sticker remnant on jacket spine base. 1967 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 51 pp. The third book by the influential British poet, translator, and graphic artist. His poetry won international recognition and received many prizes in Europe and the United States, including the 1993 Bennett Award from Hudson Review; the New Criterion Poetry Prize, 2002; the Premio Internazionale di Poesie Ennio Flaiano, 2001; and the Premio Internazionale di ... View more info

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The Spy of Saratoga (American Scouting Series)

By: Tomlinson, Everett T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202982

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards soiled, hinges just starting, ink date stamp on front endpaper. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 256, [1] pp. 2-page publisher ad follows text. A historical novel set during the American Revolution, based on the true story of Joe Beattys. View more info

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Literary Characteristics and Achievements of the Bible.

By: Trail, W.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Poe & Hitchcock / R.P. Thompson, Printer: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265822

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Pencil name and date on front endpaper (John G. Frank, Frankfurt, Dec. 15th 1867). 1863 Hard Cover. 368, [2] pp. 8vo. Green cloth, blind-stamped double borders, gilt spine titles. The author argues that the Bible has promoted literature and the arts, contributed to the intellectual life, diminished people's reliance on superstition, and furthered scientific study. The first section studies the scriptures themselves, and the second section demonstrates the Bible's influence using numerous examples. View more info

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The Cambridge History of American Literature, in Three Volumes: Volume I: Colonial and Revolutionary Literature, Early National Literature: Part I; Volume II: Early National Literature: Part II, Later National Literature: Part II; Volume III: Later National Literature: Parts II and III

By: Trent, William Peterfield; Erskine, John; Sherman, Stuart P.; Van Doren, Carl

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1933

Seller ID: 2280932

Condition: Very Good


All three volumes lack jackets, spines of all three volumes faintly toned, spine head and spine base of all three volumes lightly rubbed, minor chip along top edge of pages v-viii of Volume III. 1933 Hard Cover. xvii, 380; x, 430; xiii, 678 pp. Three volume set. Volume I CONTENTS: Book I: Colonial and Revolutionary Literature - Travellers and Explorers, 1583-1763; The Historians, 1607-1783; The Puritan Divines, 1620-1720; Edwards; Philosophers and Divines, 1720-1789; Franklin; Colonial Newspapers and Magazines, 1704-1775; American Political Writing, 1760-1789; The Beginning of Verse, 1610-1808... View more info

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The Innocents Abroad (The Works of Mark Twain, American Artists Edition, Volume 2)

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $47.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1911

Seller ID: 2196320

Condition: Very Good


Spine toned, spine edges rubbed. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 408 pp. American Artists Edition. A travel book by American author Mark Twain which humorously chronicles what Twain called his Great Pleasure Excursion on board the chartered vessel Quaker City (formerly USS Quaker City), through Europe and the Holy Land, with a group of American travelers in 1867. It was the best-selling of Twain's works during his lifetime, as well as one of the best-selling travel books of all time. Part of a uniformly bound set that orginally included eight volumes. Each... View more info

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The American Claimant (The Works of Mark Twain, American Artists Edition, Volume 4)

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1924

Seller ID: 2196322

Condition: Very Good


Cover and pages toned, top edge of spine rubbed. 1924 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 397 pp. American Artists Edition. A novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. Twain wrote the novel with the help of phonographic dictation, the first author (according to Twain himself) to do so.The American Claimant is a comedy of mistaken identities and multiple role switches. Its cast of characters include an American enamored of British hereditary aristocracy and a British earl entranced by American democracy.  Part of a uniformly bound set that originally includ... View more info

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (The Works of Mark Twain, American Artists Edition, Volume 5)

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1917

Seller ID: 2196323

Condition: Very Good


Spine and pages toned, top spine edge rubbed. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. iv, 450 pp. American Artists Edition. A Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician—and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a magician in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks and the shoring up of a holy well. He attempts to modernize the past, but in the end he is unab... View more info

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The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Essays (Illustrated)

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1901

Seller ID: 2208420

Condition: Good


No jacket, edges lightly rubbed, rear hinge starting. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 398 pp. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg is a piece of short fiction by Mark Twain. It first appeared in Harper's Monthly in December 1899, and was subsequently published by Harper & Brothers in the collection The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Sketches (1900). Twain actually encouraged it to be read as a replay of the Garden of Eden story in a satiric sense. CONTENTS: The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg; My Debut as a Literary Person; From the London Times: ... View more info

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1920

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2297896

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Front board lightly soiled, two small stains on bottom page ridge, ink name on front paste-down endpaper. 1920 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 290 pp. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived. Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother Sid. Tom dirties his clothes in a fight and is made to whitewash the fence the next day as punishment. He cleverly persuades hi... View more info

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Essays and Sketches of Mark Twain

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 1995

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2268291

ISBN: 1566198798

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. An exceptional copy. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Includes the humorist's thoughts on history, American culture, and current events of his day. View more info

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The American Claimant and Other Stories and Sketches (Harper & Brothers Edition)

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $10.00

Publisher: P.F. Collier & Son: 1899

Seller ID: 2276270

Condition: Good


Boards lightly soiled, pages ridges and endpapers foxed. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 397, [5] pp. 8vo. Navy blue cloth, gilt titles. A novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. Twain wrote the novel with the help of phonographic dictation, the first author (according to Twain himself) to do so. The American Claimant is a comedy of mistaken identities and multiple role switches. Its cast of characters include an American enamored of British hereditary aristocracy and a British earl entranced by American democracy. View more info

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Life on the Mississippi (Authorized Edition)

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Collier Books: 1917

Seller ID: 2280876

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War. The book begins with a brief history of the river as reported by Europeans and Americans, beginning with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' (appren... View more info

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Pudd'nhead Wilson

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $125.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company: 1897

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2289653

Condition: Very Good


Early printing of BAL 3442. Tear along binding edge of front free endpaper, bookplate of George A. Oliver on front endpaper, rear hinge just beginning to weaken. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 432 pp. 8vo. First serialized in The Century Magazine between 1893 and 1894, Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson is a murder mystery set before the American Civil War in Missouri, more specifically, on the Mississippi River. During infancy, a light-skinned black baby and a white-skinned baby were switched at birth by a slave mother. Because the black baby grows up thinking he i... View more info

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The Works of Mark Twain, in Ten Volumes: The Prince and the Pauper; Life on the Mississippi; Pudd'nhead Wilson; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Tom Sawyer Abroad, Tom Sawyer, Detective, and Other Stories; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade); The American Claimant and Other Stories and Sketches; The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Essays; The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories (Harper & Brothers Edition)

By: Twain, Mark (Clemens, Samuel L. [Langhorne])

Price: $75.00

Publisher: P.F. Collier & Son Company: 1917

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2286741

Condition: Good


Boards lightly soiled, hinges of a few volumes weakening. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 8vo. Navy blue cloth, gilt titles. A set of works by the American novelist best known for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Includes: The Prince and the Pauper; Life on the Mississippi; Pudd'nhead Wilson; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Tom Sawyer Abroad, Tom Sawyer, Detective, and Other Stories; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade); The American Claimant and Other Stories and Sketches; The Man That Corrupted ... View more info

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The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress; Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; with Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures, as They Appeared to the Author.

By: Twain, Mark (Clemens, Samuel L. [Langhorne])

Price: $50.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company: 1869

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2288769

Condition: Fair


Binder's copy. 1879 printing. Spine mostly perished but most of labels still present, board edges rubbed, light stain on front corner. 1869 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, [19]-651, [3] pp. 8vo. Full sheep, black morocco spine labels, gilt titles and rules, pink endpapers. The story of a pleasure ship's visit to Europe and the Holy Land, with 234 engraved illustrations. By the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Prince and the Pauper, Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, etc. View more info

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

By: Twain, Mark (Clemens, Samuel L. [Langhorne])

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The John C. Winston Company: 1931

Seller ID: 2291424

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. One inch tear to cloth along rear joint and top edge, page ridges faintly foxed, ink name on front free endpaper. 1931 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 264 pp. Color plates by Peter Hurd. Color endpapers. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived.Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly and his half-brother Sid. Tom dirties his clothes in a fight and is made to whitewash the ... View more info