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Mark Twain : a life

Author: Ron Powers
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mark Twain's works are a living national treasury, yet somehow, beneath the vast river of literature that he left behind, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, the man who became Mark Twain, has receded from view, leaving us with only faint and often trivialized remnants of his towering personality. Here, author Powers recreates the 19th century's vital landscapes and tumultuous events while restoring the human being at their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Powers
ISBN: 0743248996 9780743248990 0743285794 9780743285797 0743249011 9780743249010
OCLC Number: 60373585
Awards: Short-listed for National Book Critics Circle Award (Biography) 2005
Description: xi, 722 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "Something at once awful and sublime" (1835-39) --
"The white town, drowsing ..." (1839) --
Of words and the Word (1840-42) --
The Hannibal decade (1843-53) --
Apprentice (1848-51) --
Rambler (1852-53) --
"So far from home ..." (1853-56) --
The language of water (1856-58) --
Ranger (1858-61) --
Washoe (1861-62) --
A journalistic counterculture (1862-63) --
"Mark Twain-more of him" (1863) --
Code Duello (1863-64) --
A villainous backwoods, sketch (1864-65) --
" ... and I began to talk" (1865-66) --
On the road (1866-67) --
Back East (1867) --
"move-move-Move!" (1867) --
Pilgrims and sinners (1867) --
In the thrall of Mother Bear (October 1867-New Year's Day 1868) --
"A work humorously inclined ..." (February-July 1868) --
The girl in the miniature (July 1868-October 1868) --
American vandal (October-December 1868) --
"Quite worthy of the best" (1869) --
Fairyland (1870) --
"My hated nom de plume ..." (1871) --
Sociable Jimmy (1871-72) --
The lion of London (1872-73) --
Gilded (1873-74) --
Quarry Farm and Nook Farm (1874-75) --
The man in the moon (1875) --
"It befell yt one did breake wind ..." (1876) --
God's fool (1877) --
Abroad again (1878-79) --
"A personal hatred for humbug" (1880) --
"A powerful good time" (1881-82) --
"All right, then ..." (1882-83) --
The American novel (1884-85) --
Roll over, Lord Byron (1886-87) --
"I have fed so full on sorrows ..." (1887-90) --
"We are skimming along like paupers ..." (1891-June 1893) --
Savior (1893-94) --
Thunder-stroke (1895-96) --
Exile and return (1896-1900) --
Sitting in darkness (1900-1905).
Responsibility: Ron Powers.
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings us the life story of Mark Twain - America's most influential and beloved author, and the man behind Huckleberry Finn.  Read more...

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