We recently came across a special edition printing of the classic Mark Twain novel, “Huckleberry Finn.” In 1935, the publisher of Heritage Press commissioned Norman Rockwell to illustrate the book and it was released as a limited edition in 1940. Rockwell created 8 illustrations for the book. The original paintings are at the Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal, Missouri. Rockwell was committed to making his illustrations authentic, so he traveled to Twain’s boyhood home in Hannibal to prepare his preliminary sketches and returned to New York to paint the illustrations.
A leaflet was issued to Junior Heritage Club members and this book has the leaflet tucked inside the slipcase.
Rockwell and Twain are both legendary creators of work that truly represent America at that time. While Norman Rockwell was just born during the height of Twain’s popularity, they both produced works that could be widely enjoyed throughout America. This illustrated novel brings together these two icons of American illustration and literature.
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