Mark Twain

A blog dedicated to Mark Twain, his works, and what he has inspired.

“Often the less there is to justify a traditional custom the harder it is to get rid it.”

—   Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
nkassirerdraws:

I was thinkin’ ‘bout my river days. I was thinkin’ ‘bout me an’ Jim. Passin’ Cairo on a getaway, every steamboat like a hymn.I used an old painting I had around to make a book cover for Huck Finn for class. There are changes I need to make to it, but I’ll just post it for now.

nkassirerdraws:

I was thinkin’ ‘bout my river days. I was thinkin’ ‘bout me an’ Jim. Passin’ Cairo on a getaway, every steamboat like a hymn.

I used an old painting I had around to make a book cover for Huck Finn for class. There are changes I need to make to it, but I’ll just post it for now.

“There isn’t anything you can’t stand, if you are only born and bred to it.”

—   Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
huckly:

The start of a new adventure—redrawing Kemble’s 380+ illustrations in Huckleberry Finn.

huckly:

The start of a new adventure—redrawing Kemble’s 380+ illustrations in Huckleberry Finn.

“The face of the water, in time, became a wonderful book — a book that was a dead language to the uneducated passenger, but which told its mind to me without reserve, delivering its most cherished secrets as clearly as if it uttered them with a voice. And it was not a book to be read once and thrown aside, for it had a new story to tell every day.”

—   Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

tomsawyr:

 Tom Sawyer détective

Mark Twain & Christel Espié (illustrator)

“No one can write perfect English and keep it up through a stretch of ten chapters. It has never been done.”

—   Mark Twain, “Christian Science”
quarante-quatre:

// as promised 44 gets another new outfit because designing fancy clothes for this little bugger is fun
and he may as well look like the angelic son of a devil that he is

quarante-quatre:

// as promised 44 gets another new outfit because designing fancy clothes for this little bugger is fun

and he may as well look like the angelic son of a devil that he is

“My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water.”

—   Mark Twain, Notebook, 1885
tomsawyr:

Tom Sawyer Illustration Frontispiece by Luis Dominguez

tomsawyr:

Tom Sawyer Illustration Frontispiece by Luis Dominguez

(via huckly)