Roughing it

Roughing it

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Description

A fascinating picture of the American frontier emerges from Twain's fictionalized recollections of his experiences prospecting for gold, speculating in timber, and writing for a succession of small Western newspapers during the 1860s.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 36mm | 472g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations, bibliography
  • 0140390103
  • 9780140390100
  • 359,091

About Mark Twain

Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835, Mark Twain spent his youth in Hannibal, Missouri, which forms the setting for his two greatest works, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Trying his hand at printing, typesetting and then gold-mining, the former steam-boat pilot eventually found his calling in journalism and travel writing. Dubbed 'the father of American literature' by William Faulkner, Twain died in 1910 after a colourful life of travelling, bankruptcy and great literary success.
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8,246 ratings
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4 39% (3,250)
3 25% (2,040)
2 6% (455)
1 1% (114)
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