• "The hero is one of the most endearing in literature"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Twain shares a talent for well-observed caricature with Dickens...adventure, social commentary and good humour runs though his fiction"

    Sunday Express
  • "In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Twain anticipates every modern American novel, from Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye to Pynchon's Mason And Dixon, in mapping a fluvial, free-flowing adventure"

  • "Twain had a gift for reliving the innermost feelings of growing up, the insecurity, fears and hopes that lie beneath the swagger that young boys maintain. He turned them into literature"

    Daily Mail
  • "This classic story will stay with you through life, and always remind you of the things that you knew were important when you first read it"

    Katy Guest, The Independent