Monday, August 24, 2015

The Classics - Opening Lines: Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Timeless_Books.jpg/320px-Timeless_Books.jpg"TOM!"
No answer.
"TOM!"
No answer
"What's gone with that boy, I wonder? You TOM!" 
No Answer. (Published 1876)

I love the classics and plan to share some "opening lines" over the coming months. Comment if you like, or read for inspiration. Writing styles were different then, but were they really?


14 comments:

  1. I really need to read Tom Sawyer sometime. I've read (and loved) Huckleberry Finn, but never had the chance to check out this one!

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    1. This was a classic my family read together out loud. Fun!

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  2. Sadly, I've never read Tom Sawyer. I know, I know. You don't have to say it. I need to catch up on my classics list.

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    1. So many good books today too. Sigh...it's hard keeping up.

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  3. This is one book i need to read. In "It's A Wonderful Life", Clarence has this book with him and ends up giving it to George Bailey. I always wondered about the significance

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    1. I don't recall that. George was wound so tight. Maybe it was to get him to enjoy life again? "Tom" was good at living in the moment.

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  4. You know? Thsi is the first time I read the opening of this novel.
    It's really strong.

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  5. It's a great book; a while since I read it though (a couple of times). He's a great writers and a melancholy somewhat broken man in the end. He's worth reading and instructive to read about. He was a long-time friend of the great Scottish Christain author George MacDonald, and of a number of people in the Christian ministry, which is interesting, when you know him.

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    1. Hmm.....a broken man in the end. I wonder what happened. Curious he was long time friend of MacDonald.

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  6. I like how Twain starts in the midst of things.

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    1. Yes, it appears so. He does it so well. Thanks Yvonne!

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  7. Hi human, Sharon,

    Wasn't Tom Sawyer a friend of Huckleberry Hound? Did I get that right? Arf!

    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

    Penny xx

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    1. Oh yes, Penny. Great friends. Hello to you and Gary too!

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