DescriptionIn his 1876 semi-autobiographical account of life in a small Missouri town, Mark Twain assembled a cast of characters so memorable that they became imprinted on American culture for all time. Illustrator C. F. Payne breathes new life into the impish Tom, overbearing Aunt Polly, the "idle and lawless" Huckleberry Finn, and all the other residents of fictional St. Petersburg in Creative Editions' first publication of Twain's most popular and widely read novel.
September 15, 2015
8.6 X 1.4 X 10.8 inches | 2.95 pounds
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About the Author
Mark Twain (1835-1910), as Samuel Langhorne Clemens was popularly known, grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. Working as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi and a miner and reporter in the American West as a young adult, Twain eventually became a sought-after lecturer and renowned author of travel stories, satire, and humorous novels. C. F. Payne is an acclaimed American artist whose work has appeared in many periodicals, including Time, Sports Illustrated, and Rolling Stone. He has illustrated picture books such as Lineup for Yesterday and earned such honors as the 2003 Book Illustration Award. He is a distinguished professor of illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.