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Roughing It
By Mark Twain

Roughing It

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Roughing It by Mark Twain

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The celebrated author of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" mixes fact and fiction in a rousing travelogue that serves as a portrait of the artist as a young adventurer. * In 1861, young Mark Twain found himself adrift as a newcomer in the Wild West, working as a civil servant, silver prospector, mill worker, and finally a reporter and traveling lecturer. "Roughing It "is the hilarious record of those early years traveling from Nevada to California to Hawaii, as Twain tried his luck at anything and everything and usually failed. Twain s encounters with tarantulas and donkeys, vigilantes and volcanoes, even Brigham Young, the Mormon leader, come to life with his inimitable mixture of reporting, social satire, and rollicking tall tales. With an Introduction by Elizabeth Frank* And a New Afterword by Mark Dawidziak"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780451531100
ISBN-10: 0451531108
Format: Paperback / softback
(168mm x 107mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Signet
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mark Twain

In his person and in his pursuits, Mark Twain (1835 1910) was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve, when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimental and also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia for the past helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called the Lincoln of our literature. Elizabeth Frank is the author of the novel "Cheat and Charmer" (2005) as well as the biography "Louise Bogan: A Portrait," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986. She is also the author of two art monographs, "Jackson Pollock" (1983) and "Esteban Vincente "(1995). A translator of contemporary Bulgarian fiction, she is the Joseph E. Harry Professor of Modern Languages & Literature at Bard. Mark Dawidziak is the television critic for the "Cleveland Plain Dealer." A theater, film and television reviewer for more than thirty-five years, his many books include "Mark My Words: Mark Twain on Writing" (1996), "Horton Foote s The Shape of the River: The Lost Teleplay About Mark Twain" (2003), "Mark Twain in Ohio "(2015) and "Mark Twain s Guide to Diet, Exercise, Beauty, Fashion, Investment, Romance, Health and Happiness" (2015). The co-founder and artistic director of northeast Ohio s Largely Literary Theater Company, he has been portraying Mark Twain on stage since 1979 (the makeup process getting shorter each year). He also frequently performs Mark Twain material with his wife, actress Sara Showman, in their two-person show "Twain By Two." He has three times been the guest scholar at the Center for Mark Twain Studies."

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