Mark Twain

Simon and Schuster, 04.09.2008 - 704 Seiten
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Twain's story is epic, comic and tragic. To retrace it all in illuminating detail, Powers draws on the tens of thousands of Twain's letters and on his astonishing journal entries - many of which are quoted here for the first time. Twain left Missouri for a life on the Mississippi during the golden age of steamboats, enjoyed an uproariously drunken newspaper career in the Nevada of the Wild West, and witnessed and joined the extremes of wealth and poverty of New York City and of the Gilded Age. Through it all he observed, borrowed, stole and combined the characters he met into the voice of America's greatest literature, attracting throngs of fans wherever his undying lust for wandering took him. From Twain's wicked satire to his relationships with the likes of Ulysses Grant, this is a brilliantly written story that astounds, amuses and edifies as only a great life can.

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Nutzerbericht  - gmicksmith - LibraryThing

With a Twainian twist or two in his own words Powers seeks to reveal the fascinating, contradictory, and ornery character that is Mark Twain. In this endeavor he is largely successful given the fact ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - michaelbartley - LibraryThing

a nice read about mark twain, he was certainly the voice of the common person. along with henry james he brought amer. lit to the notice of the world. he was a huge figure, a real people mag ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Ausgewählte Seiten


Something at Once Awful and Sublime 183539
The hite Town Drowsin 1839
A rentice 184851
So Far from Home 185356
The Language of water 1185658
Ranger 1185861
washoe 186162
A Journalistic Counterculture 186263
The Lion of London 187273
Gilded 187374
uarr Farm and Nook Farm 187475
The Man in the Moon 11875
It Befell Yt One Did Breake ind 1876
Gods Fool 1877
Abroad Again 1187879
A Personal Hatred for Humbug 11880

Mark TwainMore of Him 1863
Code Duello 186364
A yillainous Backwoods Sketch 186465
On the Road 1186667
Back East 1867
moVemoveMove l 1867
Pilgrims and Sinners 1867
In the Thrall of Mother Bear October 1867New Years Day 1868
A ork Humorousl Inclined Februar Jul 1868
American yandal OctoberDecember 1868
M Hated Nom de Plume 1871
Sociable Jimmy 187172
A Powerful Good Time 188182
All Right Then 1188283
The American Novel 1188485
Roll Over Lord Byron 188687
e Are Skimmin Alon Like Pau ers 1891June 1893
Exile and Return 18961900
Sitting in Darkness 119001905
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Über den Autor (2008)

Ron Powers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning and Emmy Award-winning writer and critic, has studied and written about Mark Twain for many years. He is the author of ten books, including Dangerous Water: A Biography of the Boy Who Became Mark Twain, and the coauthor of two, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers. He lives in Middlebury, Vermont.

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