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Roughing It (Signet Classics)

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In his youth Mark Twain found himself adrift as a tenderfoot in the Wild West, working in a variety of professions. This is a record, fact and impression, of those early years.

About the Author

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he 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 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."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451524072
Foreword:
Kriegel, Leonard
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Foreword:
Kriegel, Leonard
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Kriegel, Leonard
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Twain, mark, 1835-1910
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
West
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Signet Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
no.
Publication Date:
19621101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.94x4.42x.76 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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