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Lighting out for the territory : how Samuel Clemens headed West and became Mark Twain

Author: Roy Morris, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Acclaimed literary biographer Roy Morris carefully sorts fact from fiction to tell the story of a young genius finding his voice in the ramshackle mining camps, boomtowns, and newspaper offices of the wild and woolly West, while the Civil War rages half a continent away.
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Genre/Form: Biographie 1860-1865
Biographies
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Morris, Jr.
ISBN: 9781416598664 1416598669 9781416598671 1416598677
OCLC Number: 424555374
Description: xiv, 282 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A campaign that failed --
A fine pleasure trip --
The damnedest country under the sun --
Enterprise --
Heaven on the half shell --
Luxurious vagrancy --
The trouble begins --
Epilogue : sivilized.
Responsibility: Roy Morris, Jr.

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The action-packed, hilarious story of how Samuel Clemens went west in 1861, reinvented himself as a writer, and returned 6 years later as Mark Twain.  Read more...

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