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Roughing It

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Mark Twain's "imaginative interpretation" of his experience as a prospector, miner, journalist in the West in Nevada, California, and the Sandwich ... Show synopsis

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  • Roughing It (University of California Press) – Trade paperback (2011)
    by Mark Twain, Harriet Elinor Smith (Editor), Edgar Marquess Branch (Editor)

    Roughing It

    Trade paperback, University of California Press
    2011
    English
    853 pages

    ISBN: 0520268172
    ISBN-13: 9780520268173

    Mark Twain's humorous account of his six years in Nevada, San Francisco, and the Sandwich Islands is a patchwork of personal anecdotes and tall tales, many of them told in the 'vigorous new vernacular' of the West. Selling seventy five thousand copies within a year of its publication in 1872, "Roughing It" was greeted as a work of 'wild, preposterous invention and sublime exaggeration' whose satiric humor made 'pretension and false dignity ridiculous'. Meticulously restored from a variety of original sources, the text is ... Show more

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Reviews of Roughing It

Overall customer rating: 4.000
Welly
by Welly on Jan 24, 2008

This book is a masterpiece of down to the ground exploration. One wonders, however, if Twain is not better at bad people than he is at good people. More

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