The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: Norman Rockwell Collector's Edition

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: Norman Rockwell Collector's Edition


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A great American novelist, illustrated by a great American artist—now available in a collectible two-volume set

In 1936, the Heritage Press, a publisher of fine editions, commissioned Norman Rockwell to illustrate Mark Twain’s Adventures of Tom Sawyer; four years later, they asked him to illustrate The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as well. For each book, Rockwell created eight full-color paintings and numerous pen-and-ink drawings, the product of extensive on-the-ground research in Twain’s hometown of Hannibal, Missouri. Famously, Rockwell even tried to buy some Hannibal residents’ old clothes, to dress his models in.

For years, the Rockwell editions of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have been unavailable in stores. Now, Abbeville Press is proud to reissue them as a handsome new clothbound set. The color plates are reproduced from new photography of Rockwell’s original paintings, the typesetting has been done anew to a high standard, and new introductions—illustrated with Rockwell’s rarely seen preliminary sketches—examine this unique encounter between two legendary chroniclers of America.

Publisher’s note: These volumes present Mark Twain’s text unabridged and unedited, as it appeared in the original American editions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885).

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789213679
Publisher: Abbeville Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/20/2020
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 21,005
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.60(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910), the great American writer and humorist.

Norman Rockwell (1894–1978) is one of America’s most celebrated artists.

Date of Birth:

November 30, 1835

Date of Death:

April 21, 1910

Place of Birth:

Florida, Missouri

Place of Death:

Redding, Connecticut

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