Synopses & Reviews
Though known throughout the world for his fictional novels andlt;Iandgt;The Adventures of Tom Sawyerandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,andlt;/Iandgt; Mark Twain was also a skilled chronicler of his own life and experiences. In his youth, Twain traveled extensively throughout the untamed American West with his brother, working his way from town to town in a variety of jobs, including gold prospector, reporter, and lecturer. andlt;Iandgt;Roughing Itandlt;/Iandgt; is Twain's personal recollection of his wanderlust years. It is a wildly humorous adventure yarn that combines hard facts with a healthy dose of the author's unique perspective, one that helped define the course of American literature. andlt;BRandgt; Pocket Books' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enriched for the contemporary reader. This edition of andlt;Iandgt;Roughing Itandlt;/Iandgt; has been prepared by Professor Henry B. Wonham of the University of Oregon. It includes his introduction, notes, selection of critical excerpts, and suggestions for further reading as well as a unique visual essay of period illustrations and photographs.
Capturing tales of the American West told through wildly-humorous autobiographical essays by Mark Twain, this classic offers an insightful account of Twain's own life and experiences. Reissue.
About the Author
Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens. His humorous tales of human nature, especially andlt;iandgt;The Adventures of Tom Sawyerandlt;/iandgt; (1876) and andlt;iandgt;The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnandlt;/iandgt; (1884), remain standard texts in high school and college literature classes. Twain was born and died in years in which Halleyand#8217;s Comet passed by Earth: 1835 and 1910.