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The life of Mark Twain : the early years, 1835-1871 / Gary Scharnhorst.

Scharnhorst, Gary (author.).

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Cumberland Headquarters B TWAIN (Text) 31781064894791 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 0826221440
  • ISBN: 9780826221445
  • Physical Description: xxxi, 686 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-655) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Ancestry -- The villages -- Hannibal -- Journeyman printer -- The river -- The war -- The mines -- Virginia City -- From Virginia City to San Francisco -- San Francisco -- The Sandwich Islands -- San Francisco redux -- New York -- The voyage -- Washington, D.C. -- The West revisited -- Hartford, Elmira, and Buffalo -- Buffalo exitus.
Summary, etc.: "This book begins the first multi-volume biography of Samuel Clemens to appear in over a century. In the succeeding years, Clemens biographers have either tailored their narratives to fit the parameters of a single volume or focused on a particular period or aspect of Clemens's life, because the whole of that epic life cannot be compressed into a single volume. In The Life of Mark Twain, Gary Scharnhorst has chosen to write a complete biography plotted from beginning to end, from a single point of view, on an expansive canvas. With dozens of Mark Twain biographies available, what is left unsaid? On average, a hundred Clemens letters and a couple of Clemens interviews surface every year. Scharnhorst has located documents relevant to Clemens's life in Missouri, along the Mississippi River, and in the West, including some which have been presumed lost. Over three volumes, Scharnhorst elucidates the life of arguably the greatest American writer and reveals the alchemy of his gifted imagination."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Twain, Mark 1835-1910
Twain, Mark 1835-1910 Homes and haunts
Authors, American 19th century Biography
Humorists, American 19th century Biography
Genre: Biographies.
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