Introduzione di Enzo Giachino
Prefazione di Marisa Bulgheroni
Traduzione di Vincenzo Mantovani
Tom Sawyer è un ragazzino vivace che vive con la zia Polly e il fratellastro Sid in una cittadina sulle rive del Mississippi. Conduce una monotona vita scolastica, ma è pieno di immaginazione e in compagnia dell’amico prediletto, Huck Finn, sogna avventure con i pirati, imprese eroiche e scoperte di grandi tesori nascosti. Sempre al centro di guai, ideatore di giochi e di burle, è il primo attore di quel teatro dell’infanzia che Twain ci presenta come età non dell’innocenza ma dell’ingegnosità e della messinscena. Finché un giorno la realtà prende il sopravvento sulla fantasia e la morte irrompe sulla scena in tutta la sua brutalità.
Pubblicato nel 1876, Tom Sawyer nasce da un soprassalto della memoria. Alla ricerca degli anni perduti della sua giovinezza nel Missouri, Twain rievoca un’epoca storica – la nazione americana del mito della frontiera, attanagliata da problemi razziali, da laceranti divisioni di classe, dall’incombere di un’assurda guerra civile – e un luogo d’origine, un paesaggio che ha i lineamenti incantati di un idillio vissuto all’ombra del Mississippi, il grande padre totemico di tutta la narrativa di Twain.
- ISBN: 8811363934
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 256
I was five and a half years old when my mother gave me The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as a New Year's gift (she is a literature teacher, and I have been reading novels since the tender age of four or so, and so it seemed appropriate). Being a diligent and serious¹ child (neither of those qualities have Leggi tutto
Update All we need now is a "lost" manuscript by Twain to be found by some lawyer with the story being about an adult Tom Sawyer and this book being the one the editor "forced" Twain to write. I know you are probably thinking that is taking Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman to far, but what if that was Leggi tutto
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (The Adventures of Tom and Huck #1), Mark Twain Thomas "Tom" Sawyer is the title character of the Mark Twain novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1876). He appears in three other novels by Twain: "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1884), "Tom Sawyer Abroad" (1894), and "T Leggi tutto
So, my daughter just started reading Tom Sawyer for the very first time, and I am jealous of her! First of all, she can read it in original, while I read it in translation as a child. Second, I wish I could still have that immediate, surprised response to the silly situations. About every five minut Leggi tutto
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, published by Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (Mark Twain) in 1876, is a most engaging children’s book. It describes an American boy’s childhood in a rural Southern town in the 19th century. I read this many years ago, and always promised myself that I’d read it again, and you Leggi tutto
My coworker and my boyfriend made fun of me when I was reading this because apparently it's written for children and they both read it when younger. I have nothing to say in my defense, I didn't know I don't know most things if that isn't obvious by now. On a related note I probably would have enjoy Leggi tutto
Well, the Show Me State showed me. Showed me how you do it. How you write stories so colorfully and so well-crafted, you could almost cry from reading them. Paulette Jiles took me all over the state of Missouri this week, in her 2002 publication of Enemy Women , a historical fiction novel that takes pl Leggi tutto
عن مغامرات الطفل الشقي توم سوير وأصدقاءهThe adventures of naughty little boy, Tom Sawyer and his friends.You won't believe it wrote 150 years ago,as Mark Twain's procedure is simple and fluid. He do not show off with language techniques or dictionary's vocabulary. just adventures and events, no sill Leggi tutto
Despite knowing this story front-and-back, it was nice to finally read the unabridged words of one of America's finest storytellers. The scene with Tom lost in the cave is notably incredible, but Twain's folksy prose is a delight throughout. I'm not as familiar with the Adventures of Huckleberry Fin Leggi tutto
My all-time favorite work of fiction. I usually read this every summer. As a fourth grader I read this book and took it very seriously. It was my dream to build a raft and go adventuring. Actually I did build the raft, but there was not enough water in the creek. My other great ambition was to come ma Leggi tutto
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