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Illustration by Norman Rockwell of two boys whitewashing the fence, 1936, on dark green box set of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn', published by Abbeville Press.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

By (author) Mark Twain
Illustrated by Norman Rockwell


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  • Mark Twain's two most famous novels with delightful illustrations by Norman Rockwell - available in bookstores for the first time in years
  • A handsome two-volume slipcased set, perfect for any collector of Americana
  • Each volume includes eight full-colour illustrations and numerous pen-and-ink drawings by Norman Rockwell
  • New introductions trace the genesis of Rockwell's illustrations, which were based on sketches he made in Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri
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A great American novelist, illustrated by a great American artist – now available in a collectable 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-colour 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 colour 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.

Also available: Treasure Island and Kidnapped boxed set ISBN 9780789214089

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.

Abbeville Press
4th Nov 2020
World excluding USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia
216 mm x 140 mm
640 Pages
16 color
Name of series
Abbeville Illustrated Classics
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