He (Tom) was not the Model Boy of the village. He knew the model boy very well though—and loathed him.A classic novel written by American novelist Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens).The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is about the young Tom Sawyer and his adventures growing up in the mid-western United States of the 1840's — specifically, the mythical St. Petersburg, Missouri. The town is based on Twain's own Hannibal. A slice of Americana, Tom Sawyer is the precursor to the even more critically acclaimed: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.The book is in public domain, and the full text is available online at Project Gutenberg. (Square also created a game loosely based on this novel that never made it outside Japan and a little-known musical by the same name was created.)And believe it or not, the novel was adapted into two games for the NES. One is a Platform Game developed by SETA and the other, a Role-Playing Game by Square. The novel was also adapted into an anime as part of the World Masterpiece Theater.
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