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A classic tour of the wild west

In 1861, young Mark Twain found himself adrift as a tenderfoot in the Wild West?and Roughing It is his hilarious record of his travels come to life with his inimitable mixture of reporting, social satire, and rollicking tall tales.

Synopsis:

Mark Twain's semi-autobiographical travel memoir, Roughing It was written between 1870-1871 and subsequently published in 1872. Billed as a prequel to Innocents Abroad, in which Twain details his travels aboard a pleasure cruise, Roughing It documents Twain's early days in the old wild west between the years 1861-1867.

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:
9780451531100
Author:
Twain, Mark
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Introduction by:
Frank, Elizabeth
Introduction:
Frank, Elizabeth
Author:
Frank, Elizabeth
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
West (U.S.) Description and travel.
Subject:
Twain, Mark - Journeys - West (U. S.)
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Signet Classics
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.60x4.20x1.70 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Mark Twain's semi-autobiographical travel memoir, Roughing It was written between 1870-1871 and subsequently published in 1872. Billed as a prequel to Innocents Abroad, in which Twain details his travels aboard a pleasure cruise, Roughing It documents Twain's early days in the old wild west between the years 1861-1867.
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