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Roughing it

Author: Mark Twain; Noel Sickles
Publisher: Avon, Conn. : Heritage Press, ©1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature written by American humorist Mark Twain. It was written during 1870–71 and published in 1872 as a prequel to his first book The Innocents Abroad (1869). This book tells of Twain's adventures prior to his pleasure cruise related in Innocents Abroad. Roughing It follows the travels of young Mark Twain through the Wild West during the years 1861–1867.  Read more...
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Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Noel Sickles
OCLC Number: 1116517
Description: xxvii, 445 pages, [14] leaves of color plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Responsibility: Mark Twain ; illustrated by Noel Sickles ; with an introduction by Edward Wagenknecht.

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Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature written by American humorist Mark Twain. It was written during 1870–71 and published in 1872 as a prequel to his first book The Innocents Abroad (1869). This book tells of Twain's adventures prior to his pleasure cruise related in Innocents Abroad. Roughing It follows the travels of young Mark Twain through the Wild West during the years 1861–1867. After a brief stint as a Confederate cavalry militiaman (not included in the account), he joined his brother Orion Clemens, who had been appointed Secretary of the Nevada Territory, on a stagecoach journey west. Twain consulted his brother's diary to refresh his memory and borrowed heavily from his active imagination for many stories in the book. Roughing It illustrates many of Twain's early adventures, including a visit to Salt Lake City, gold and silver prospecting, real-estate speculation, a journey to the Kingdom of Hawaii, and his beginnings as a writer. -- Amazon

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