The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain
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- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the most important books in American Literature for two reasons: its portrayal of Americana and tackling of racial issues, and because it's one of the few times where a spinoff was more successful than the original work. Read up on Shmoop's guide to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, particularly the character analysis of Twain's beloved character and Tom's best friend, to give you more insight into Tom's partner in crime.
- Mark Twain's Quotable Quotes
Master satirist Mark Twain sure knew how to turn a phrase, as you can see while reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. If you'd like a little more insight into how the man thinks, check out some of the most famous quotes by him and about him. There are some real gems in here, particularly the one about the humorous story being uniquely American, that connect with the themes in the novel.