Roughing It. By Mark Twain. Illustrated by Noel Sickles. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. Avon, 1972.

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Roughing It contains some of Mark Twain’s best travel and humor writing. It is also a revealing book that captures the vibrancy of the American West from Twain’s lived experiences. It was first published in 1872 as the prequel to Twain’s tremendously popular The Innocents Abroad. By then, his humor was well regarded, and so East Coast readers delighted in Roughing It’s satirical tones, especially where it describes the burgeoning communities and colonization of the West. While often classified as non-fiction, Roughing It plays with truth in ways quintessential to Twain’s other works. The text covers his time traveling from Missouri to the Nevada Territory, and his visit to Hawaii, with scenes drawn from other sources, not just his life. Among Twain’s works, it ranks high as one of the books that defined his legacy. This illustrated edition brings the text into the twentieth century with Noel Sickles’ colorful illustrations.

This illustrated edition is in near-fine condition. In the original full cloth boards, near fine with only fading to spine. Text block fine. Noel Sickles’ full-page color plates are superb. With the original slipcase, near fine with only minor fading and sparse chipping.

A handsome illustrated copy of Roughing It.

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Roughing It. By Mark Twain. Illustrated by Noel Sickles. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. Avon, 1972.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in