1946 edition in collectors sleeve; Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York; Illustrated Junior Library; illustrated by Donald McKay; hardbound in tan and brown boards with decorative cover and spine; very good condition of book, appears unread; special collector sleeve good condition; this is a special book.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain is an 1876 novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. It is set in the 1840s in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived as a boy. In the novel Tom has several adventures, often with his friend, Huck. One such adventure, Tom's whitewashing of a fence, has been adapted into paintings and referenced in other pieces of popular culture. Originally a commercial failure the book ended up being the best selling of any of Twain's works during his lifetime.