The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: Norman Rockwell Collector's Edition (Abbeville Illustrated Classics)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: Norman Rockwell Collector's Edition (Abbeville Illustrated Classics) by Mark Twain 0789213672 9780789213679
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In 1936, the Heritage Press, a publisher of fine editions, commissioned Norman Rockwell to illustrate Mark Twains 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 Twains 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 Rockwells original paintings, the typesetting has been done anew to a high standard, and new introductions--illustrated with Rockwells rarely seen preliminary sketches--examine this unique encounter between two legendary chroniclers of America.

Publishers note: These volumes present Mark Twains 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).

Author: Mark Twain

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 640

Publisher: Abbeville Press

Publication Date: 2020-10-20


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