Tom Sawyer

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Today in history, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was copyrighted by Mark Twain.

I haven’t read this since I was a kid, but a lot of it stuck with me.
This is part of my People Who Made America Great series.

The novel has elements of humor, satire and social criticism; features that later made Mark Twain one of the most important authors of American literature. Mark Twain describes some autobiographical events in the book. The novel is set around Twain’s actual boyhood home of Hannibal, near St. Louis, and many of the places in it are real and today support a tourist industry as a result.