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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Paul Newman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2000 ISBN: 9780743568166
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With his uniquely expressive voice, three-time Academy Award® winner Paul Newman vividly brings to life the exciting tale of one of America's favorite heroes. Young Tom Sawyer, full of guts and determination, takes us on amazing adventures that are both touching and humorous, and at their most compelling in Newman's warm and charismatic performance.

Produced in a simple manner that allows imaginations to soar, Mark Twain's marvelous enduring wit will charm the entire family. Destined to become an instant classic, this audiobook will help introduce your family to the unique pleasure of classic literature. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The hero is one of the most endearing in literature.” 

    Daily Telegraph (London) 

  • “Confirms the profoundest wishes of the heart.” 

    Christopher Morley, American journalist, novelist, essayist, and poet 

  • “More than a book for boys, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, with its rich native humor and shrewd observations of human character, is an idyll of American village life, of that quiet age that had already vanished when Mark Twain re-created St. Petersburg from memories of his own boyhood...[Twain’s] service as delightful entertainment to generation of American youngsters is equaled only by his influence on such twentieth-century admirers as Gertrude Stein, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway.”

    Masterpieces of World Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige Johnson | 2/20/2014

    " Just read it with the boys for the first time. I think I read most of it before but it's such a familiar tale that it's hard to know for sure. Really struggled with Tom's character but the writing and Huck got us through it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hong | 2/19/2014

    " dont remember anything of it... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joana M | 2/19/2014

    " Gostei muito! Agora quero ler "As Aventuras de Huckleberry Finn" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isai | 2/17/2014

    " I great option as light reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chad | 2/12/2014

    " Awesome! They need to bring this classic back into the schools and ensure that every student has the opportunity to read this great book. All four of my children know about Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn so it should be easier to get them to read this adventure. I just need to find a way to strongly encourage that they start reading this book, for once they start reading it they will not be able to stop. Recommended for all readers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Livi Ross-musick | 2/11/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Twain captures perfectly the mind of the little boy and it had excitement and adventure without cliche feats that a real little boy would be unlikely to accomplish. That's the thing I liked most about this book, is the likelyhood of it. Everything that happened is perfectly plausible in the real world and a lot of it probably did happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige Johnson | 2/9/2014

    " Just read it with the boys for the first time. I think I read most of it before but it's such a familiar tale that it's hard to know for sure. Really struggled with Tom's character but the writing and Huck got us through it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 2/9/2014

    " I grew up reading this book too! It's so much fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mas5thgrade2012 | 2/8/2014

    " i thought the book was really good :) :) !!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Elliott | 2/8/2014

    " Pulled this one off the shelf for the first time since I was a kid. Twain's humor is infectious and affection for his hero is palpable. Enjoyable, but it left me craving more of the adventurousness of Huck Finn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kieran | 2/5/2014

    " I read this book for school. I would've like it more if i was an 8 year old boy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/31/2014

    " Not as good as Huck Finn. This one is more fun and witty, and less complexly layered. It's still a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 1/30/2014

    " I read this years ago and was hoping to be re-aquanted with it. It was pretty much the same as I remembered it; I loved then and I still love it! Twain is a writer you have to pay attention to. He had a sense of humor that could slip right past you if you just read through it. Look at what he says, then look at what he COULD have said! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne Sher | 1/28/2014

    " Enjoyed it - was surprised at how much I had forgotten! Changed some of the words as I read it aloud to my son. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/23/2014

    " A very strange story, I can't say I completely understand why it's considered a classic... but wasn't torturous either. Just very odd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sydd | 1/18/2014

    " Best book I've had to read for school... EVER "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 1/16/2014

    " I had to read it, as a kid. Turned out that I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny Elizabeth | 1/14/2014

    " I love the rolling Southern beauty in Twain's writing and the stereotypical stories we can enjoy. Though this book is all about Tom, and Tom and Huck are two manifestations of man in the South... I always love Huck's careful, experienced honesty... he seems to be the most honest person I've ever read other than Luna Lovegood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Muhammed | 1/14/2014

    " The fight inside Tom to tell the truth in the court describes the eternal fight between right and wrong as wrong always promises safety while Right offers peace of mind and heart "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Rapp | 1/13/2014

    " A master manipulator...I think I had several students like this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Domenic Canonigo | 1/12/2014

    " the lads innocence will drive you crazy.... they will teach you to be determined in life but beware of smoking and infatuation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon Li | 1/10/2014

    " " The Adventure of Tom Sawyer" was a great book that gave a potential details that MarkTwain provided. One of the best novels read from the past that has been past down from generations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Su | 1/10/2014

    " Not really my style, but I'd give it a 3/5. Honestly, it is AMAZING! I mean look at the humorous and witty Tom, paired up with Huck Finn the homeless boy. Wow, interesting really. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mckwar | 1/8/2014

    " I had forgotten how funny this book was. Such great writing and painted the perfect picture of a little boy mind (I assume). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mahmoud | 12/31/2013

    " nice adventure with deep look "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 12/30/2013

    " Ahh... The antics. The superstitions... Pirates... Twain's sarcasm. I love this book. So fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen | 12/28/2013

    " read this in high school "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Douglas Audirsch | 12/27/2013

    " I read this to my children a chapter at a time every night while we camped. Most nights they talked me into reading an additional chapter or two they enjoyed it so much. It was fun to read it with different accents for all of the colorful characters and watch my children experience this classic story for the first time. From now on, I will associate this story with camping with my children :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Goley | 12/24/2013

    " Great read aloud and good for discussion how times have changed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Collins | 12/22/2013

    " Very good but just not as good as Huckleberry Finn. I wish I had read them in reserve order. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim Loose | 12/20/2013

    " Although it shares characters with Huckleberry Finn, it does not share depth. I struggled to love Tom and his story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 12/19/2013

    " If you've ever been a young boy, this book will remind you of all sorts of things you thought when you were. Recommended. Required reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 12/15/2013

    " It was ok butt it was to long of a book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Gubler | 12/10/2013

    " I liked this much better than Huck Finn. Some imagination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon Fenning | 12/5/2013

    " While not as great as Huck Finn, this book is still a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janeen-san | 12/5/2013

    " We listened to this while returning from a trip. I actually didn't hear the end, but got about half-way through it (because at that time we'd arrived home). I enjoyed what I heard! I definitely want to finish it, but there are so many books on my plate right now I don't know which one to read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neni Marlina | 11/24/2013

    " A book from my childhood from which I value how to be a joyful adult:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sage | 11/24/2013

    " The story line fascinated me, but in some parts, it felt like it never would have ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett Adams | 11/18/2013

    " Fun story. Definitely more of a children's book than Huck Finn, but a good set up and well painted characters and exposition. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abby | 11/17/2013

    " Out of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, I can be the first to tell you, Tom Sawyer is much more readable for most people. However, it does not capture the depth that Huck Finn manages. I think every person should read this book, if a former English teacher has not already compelled them to do so. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Norhan | 11/17/2013

    " suitable for under 16 years old "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/16/2013

    " The joys of childhood before television came along and ruined it all are descriped with such humor and joy in this great adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel McEleney Freebury | 11/16/2013

    " I loved it, read it as a kid and it brought back some very amusing memories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ivy Rozario | 11/13/2013

    " it was a good book, mixed with adventure, a little romance and horror. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Bridson | 11/11/2013

    " Mark Twain was a very gifted writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hamlet Knight | 11/10/2013

    " after reading Cannery Row, it was a mighty follow up. really suited my mood and the heat of summer. One of the Jewels of my collection surely. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adria Guard | 11/5/2013

    " I believe I ought to reread this one, too. Later... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Domenic Canonigo | 11/5/2013

    " the lads innocence will drive you crazy.... they will teach you to be determined in life but beware of smoking and infatuation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manda | 10/30/2013

    " Gorgeous book! I adore both Tom and Huck, and delight in their adventures. Mark Twain is magical, he is one of my favourite authors of all time :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma Ranocha | 10/17/2013

    " I just started Becky to, just some words are to big "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bess Boschetti | 10/16/2013

    " This was a Must-read-for-school book. I loved every minute of it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith Slade | 8/23/2013

    " Wonderful story. I loved reading this one. Combines action, comedy and interesting comments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia Turner | 7/31/2013

    " Who can tell a story and that much truth all at the same time? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dara | 7/1/2013

    " Read this book a long time ago but loved the adventure with Tom Sawyer. He's a snarky kid but a lot of fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siby | 6/20/2013

    " Was fun and light. Should have read it when I was young. I am sure I would have enjoyed it immensely "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simone Rodrigues | 6/12/2013

    " as funny as I remembered it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne Sher | 5/18/2013

    " Enjoyed it - was surprised at how much I had forgotten! Changed some of the words as I read it aloud to my son. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abhishek Ganguly | 5/17/2013

    " I favour this book more because of nostalgia. Admirable from beginning to end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D Orlando | 2/21/2013

    " Wanted to re-read as an adult. It was lovely being transported back to childhood . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 2 Alex E | 2/12/2013

    " I thought that this book had many interesting and adrenaline-pumping-inducing parts,such as the "We're going to abandon civilization, and go be pirates for a while" idea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Menna Ashraf | 2/12/2013

    " very good i love it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alina | 1/6/2013

    " A classic adolescence coming of age story that I read in not only the 4th grade, but the 6th. A staple in American literature. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jake West | 11/19/2012

    " I didn't realy enjoy this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Haugen | 10/29/2012

    " It had been so long since I read it (originally in junior high I think). I actually read this to help my nephew who was assigned the book over the summer break. I enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 10/13/2012

    " Perhaps I did read this back in the day, after all. Quite a charming story, IMHO. If I'd known Tom, I would have been the tomboy in his gang. But no, I always had my own gang. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mo | 10/8/2012

    " Required reading in high school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marla | 9/28/2012

    " Beloved childhood story! It was awesome to live with Tom so much naughty adventures! lol "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandee | 9/27/2012

    " I got to 50% and was still bored, so I've quit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Damon Borgnino | 8/8/2012

    " A must read for everyone of all ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Boast | 7/7/2012

    " Hard cover copy printed by Dean & Son Ltd "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 6/5/2012

    " It was good but not one I was itching to read. I was fine going several days without reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy | 5/15/2012

    " A great story with non-stop action and unforgettable characters. Sure it's supposed to be a kids' book, but few adult novels are this engaging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 5/12/2012

    " I can see why this book is considered to be a classic, but I'm afraid it didn't do anything for me and I gave up half way through. I think it's now a little too dated to appeal to most readers, but don't let me put you off. Give it a go, you might enjoy it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 crystal_palace | 4/27/2012

    " Mark Twain is one of my favourate American Author. His writing has a great sense of humours. The characters of Tom Sawyer is so vivid and I could almost see him in front of me. This is definitely a great pleasure to read - for both Adults and Children! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Bridson | 4/26/2012

    " Mark Twain was a very gifted writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 3/16/2012

    " Such a classic! Mark Twain will forever be one of my favorite writers. This is the quintessential book for/about young boys. The adventures, jokes, pretending, and love interests of Tom and Huck will never get old no matter how many times you read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hassan | 2/1/2012

    " The best children's book ever. Both huckleberry Finn and Tom sawyer the best books I've read, and I was kinda lost during reading these books, and couldn't help imagining myself as Tom and Huck. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jwalin | 2/1/2012

    " it is a very helpul book. it greatly inproved my english. it is a must read and awe-nspiring book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aries Eroles | 1/23/2012

    " It was rather a very simple tale about childhood. I like Dicken's characters on Oliver Twist and other novels having a child or children as protagonist. (Poverty in England's Capital is prevalent during Dicken's literary era, as compared to the adventurous times of Twain's at the Mississippi.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/14/2012

    " I visited Hannibal, Missouri as a kid and it was like this book had come to life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margarita Stoimenova | 1/10/2012

    " One of my favourite books from my childhood. One of those that I love to read and re-read every so often. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cassie | 1/4/2012

    " I like other Twain writings, just not Tom and Huck. The vernacular is very hard to read and the story just doesn't interest me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Xitlali Martínez | 12/23/2011

    " Excelent book, i love it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandee | 12/17/2011

    " I got to 50% and was still bored, so I've quit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Lee | 12/4/2011

    " Was surprised how much I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 10/12/2011

    " I had to read it, as a kid. Turned out that I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 8/29/2011

    " Not as great as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but Mark Twain's humor and storytelling abilities make it a classic read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and didn't want to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margarita Stoimenova | 7/25/2011

    " One of my favourite books from my childhood. One of those that I love to read and re-read every so often. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie Bakeer | 6/22/2011

    " Got boring. Read only if you like classics and old/not so old english "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 6/14/2011

    " This was a cute story and fun to read! i gave it 3 stars because, Tom sawyer irritated me sometimes. if he was my kid, i think I'd ...... Plus, The old language is hard to read and I was lost many times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Champaign Public Library | 6/4/2011

    " Somehow I have managed to avoid reading any Mark Twain. My library is doing a two communities/one book celebration about Tom Sawyer. It was a quick read and I decided Tom wasn't as bad a boy as I thought. I'm looking forward to learning more about this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 5/29/2011

    " nice book to read when you have young boys of your own... a lot of boy traits are the same across time & place. A little shocking how parenting and education were handled back then! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mahmoud | 5/26/2011

    " nice adventure with deep look "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/24/2011

    " I wonder why I was so reluctant to read this book. It was fun and the traditions, culture and suspicions of the time are really interesting. I enjoyed this one! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marina | 5/22/2011

    " Eh... I found it annoying "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wes | 5/20/2011

    " I like this more than Huck Finn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingrid | 5/19/2011

    " I found this book very funny and entertaining. Although most of my friends disagree with me, I thought this was a great book, especially when you're just in the mood to relax and have a good time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sanket | 5/18/2011

    " Not as good as Huck Finn. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tony | 5/18/2011

    " i mean its a childrens book, amusing at times but i think overrated as a "classic" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 5/16/2011

    " The antics of young boys can be very funny and entertaining
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CJ | 5/15/2011

    " Very hard to follow!!!
    This is the only book I know which the movie is wayy better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/15/2011

    " Long live Mark Twain. He is so witty and charming in his writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 5/14/2011

    " Great Literature! Funny boys--make me laugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Navita | 5/14/2011

    " Tom Sawyer is mischivou kid that likes to bribe others for his own personal gain. Along the way the have mini adventure.
    This book explored the mind of a child that was unpredictable.

    Theme:
    -Innocence
    -Being yourself
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clayton | 5/11/2011

    " Classic Twain with great and imaginative stories and anecdotes, Tom Sawyer is the boy you wish you were . . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vincent | 5/11/2011

    " Exciting, very suspenseful, with every random little event connecting to other events with a smooth flow. "

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About the Author
Author Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens (1835–1910), was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He attended school briefly and then at age thirteen became a full-time apprentice to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for that paper and then, for a time, an itinerant printer. With a commission to write comic travel letters, he traveled down the Mississippi. Smitten with the riverboat life, he signed on as an apprentice to a steamboat pilot. After 1859, he became a licensed pilot, but two years later the Civil War put an end to the steam-boat traffic.

In 1861, he and his brother traveled to the Nevada Territory where Samuel became a writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and there, on February 3, 1863, he signed a humorous account with the pseudonym Mark Twain. The name was a river man’s term for water “two fathoms deep” and thus just barely safe for navigation.

In 1870 Twain married and moved with his wife to Hartford, Connecticut. He became a highly successful lecturer in the United States and England, and he continued to write.

About the Narrator

Paul Newman is an award-winning actor and director. He has starred in dozens of motion pictures including Cool Hand Luke, The Sting, and Mr. and Mrs. Bridge. Among the films he has directed are The Glass Menagerie, Harry and Son, and Rachel, Rachel.