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    Roughing it (Mark Twain Library) (Hardback) By (author) Mark Twain, Volume editor Harriet Elinor Smith, Edited by Lin Salamo, Edited by Robert Pack Browning, Edited by Edgar Marquess Branch

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    DescriptionThis comic narrative is based on Mark Twain's six years of "variegated vagabondising" in the American West at the height of silver-mining fever. The text reprinted here is identical with that first published in 1993 in the California Press "Works of Mark Twain", approved by the Centre for Scholarly Editions and awarded the 1993-94 Modern Language Association Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition. It includes all of the original illustrations. Mark Twain's narrative has been expertly annotated to supply the essential historical context (technical apparatus and the introduction are available only in the "Works" volume). This is certain to be the standard edition of "Roughing It" for scholars, students, and general readers.


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    Title
    Roughing it
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Twain, Volume editor Harriet Elinor Smith, Edited by Lin Salamo, Edited by Robert Pack Browning, Edited by Edgar Marquess Branch
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 885
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520205581
    ISBN 10: 0520205588
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC subject category V2: DSBF, DSK
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    DC21: 917.8042
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC classification: PS1318.A1
    Thema V1.0: DNL, DSK, DSBF, WTLC
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    300 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 May 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Harriet Elinor Smith, Lin Salamo, and Robert Pack Browning are associate editors with the Mark Twain Project. Edgar Marquess Branch is Emeritus Professor of English at Miami University.
    Review quote
    "An intellectually powerful 'Introduction' . . . This book is a major achievement. . . . If we are talking about a monument to highest purposes of scholarship mingled with a direct responsibility to a wider audience, this text passes the test. . . . truly national monuments of ideas are being created here. . . . These works are active in the way that passive stone will never be. It is an appropriate transition for a country that sees itself in a revolutionary new age of information and information science to make our new monuments monuments to ideas."--David E. E. Sloane, "Essays in Arts and Sciences
    Review text
    This scholarly edition of Roughing It - volume two in the Univ. of California Press' "Works of Mark Twain" series - contains an introduction and extensive explanatory notes by Rogers, Professor of English at San Jose State. Appendices include a previously unpublished dramatization of the "Arkansaw" incident and a letter by Orion Clemens, Twain's brother. (Kirkus Reviews)