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The Life of Mark Twain

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This is a classic complete biography of Mark Twain. It is a serious yet highly entertaining tale of the remarkable and adventures life of Mark Twain. It covers his many adventures and literary endeavors. Samuel Langhorne Clemens better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", which became very popular and brought nationwide attention.He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.
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  • By Cygnus Digital
    Oct 12, 2016
    A very insightful look at Mark Twain's life and the times through Twain's writings: his books, articles and personal letters. Samuel Clemens' lifetime was what the development of America was all about: trade and life on the Mississippi; the gold rush days in the west; the development of publishing and industry in the east. It also goes in depth about Clemens' life abroad where he was the toast of society where ever he went. But the heart and soul of Clemens lie in his family and his days in Hartford, CT and Elmira, NY. He is a true genius, documenting the "real" America and through it's people and place in the world. Albert Paine is an excellent writer commenting directly on most of the last years of Twain's life when he became his personal biographer and companion. Paine is truly in awe of Clemens, but not above presenting the human side of Mark Twain in the process of painstaking creation of this massive and greatly detailed biography. There is much to be gained by... More > revisiting Clemens the man, his beliefs were thoughtfully constructed and certainly unique in his time. He was active in social causes, politics of copyright and other issues of the time. He also loved keeping up with technology and new innovations, sometimes with disastrous consequences. The extent of Twain's travels, cultural knowledge and world influence was enormous. He was truly a Renaissance man of his time. Fran Darling Dec 01, 2015< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781105728655
Edition
New Edition
Publisher
Green King Press
Published
March 21, 2014
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
250.66 KB

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