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Roughing It by Mark Twain
Book DescriptionThe 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 DetailsISBN: 9780451531100
Paperback / softback
(168mm x 107mm x 43mm)
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark Twain
Collected Nonfiction, Hardback (October 2016)
Politics, religion, culture, travel, science and technology, family life: nothing escaped the eye and pen of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, nineteenth-century America's most famous writer and a legend in his own lifetime. In this book, he tells his story.
Oxford Children's Classics: the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Paperback (September 2016)
If you like the sound of rafting down the mighty Mississippi then The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the story for you! Not only does this edition include the complete, unabridged text, it is also full of extra material to help you get the most from the story and gives lots of recommendations for other adventures you might enjoy.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Paperback (August 2016)
Widely considered one of the greatest American novels, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn tells the story of Huck Finn and his companion, the slave Jim, as they journey down the Mississippi river after running away from Huck's alcoholic father and Jim's owners.
Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins (1894), Paperback (May 2016)» View all books by Mark Twain
The two narratives published together in The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy of Those Extraordinary Twins are overflowing with spectacular events. Twain shows us conjoined twins, babies exchanged in the cradle, acts of cross-dressing and racial masquerade, duels, a lynching, and a murder mystery.
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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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