With over 450 original illustrations, this wonderful collection of Twain’s classics includes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, The Prince and the Pauper, plus 29 short stories. This collection showcases the matchless wit and imagination of one of America’s most beloved writers. The charming original illustrations by E. W. Kemble, Frank T. Merrill and Daniel Beard, and others, bring these timeless works to life.
Mark Twain was considered by many to be the father of the modern American novel. His indelible body of work has shaped our nation’s literature and popular consciousness. Twain’s experiences on the Mississippi River influenced some of his greatest works, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which is narrated by one of literature’s most memorable characters, Huckleberry “Huck” Finn. Twain hired the young E. W. Kemble to create its unforgettable illustrations after discovering his work in a popular American humor magazine called Life.
This volume also includes A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, illustrated by Daniel Beard. It is the tale of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century resident of Hartford, Connecticut, who, after an injury, finds himself in medieval England at the time of the legendary King Arthur. Also, included here is another favorite—The Prince and the Pauper—with original illustrations by Frank T. Merrill. Along with 28 of his best stories, this collection contains a hilarious variation of his classic story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog” written after Twain discovered the French translation.