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Mark Twain's "Adventures of Tom Sawyer": A Discussion Guide

Author David Bruce

  • Published: 2013-08-16
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


The purpose of this book is educational. I have read, studied, and taught Mark Twain’s "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" many times, and I wish to pass on what I have learned to other people who are interested in studying Twain’s "Adventures of Tom Sawyer." In particular, I think that the readers of this guide to Twain’s "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" will be bright high school seniors and college first-year students, as well as intelligent adults who simply wish to study Twain’s "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" despite not being literature majors.

This book uses a question-and-answer format. It poses, then answers, relevant questions about Twain, background information, and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." This book goes through "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" chapter by chapter. I recommend that you read the relevant section of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," then read my comments, then go back and re-read the relevant section of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." However, do what works for you.

Teachers may find this book useful as a discussion guide for the novel. Teachers can have students read chapters from the novel, then teachers can ask students selected questions from this book.