ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
Although my book is intended mainly for the entertainment of boys and girls, I hope it will not be shunned by men and women for part of my pan has been to try to pleasantly reminds adults of what they once were themselves, wrote Twain in his preface to the book. And so it has been. The fun-filled adventures of Tom and Becky, his friends Hunk and Joe, and his school pranks, travails and punishments, touch a chord in every reader's heart. There is a never ending excitement-desperate villainy, murder, haunted houses and buried treasure-for younger readers; a nostalgic excursion into the unpretentious rural river-front village world of an earlier age for adults. No wonder then, that this great American classic happily continues its popularity run to this day.