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

Scharnhorst, Gary, (author.).
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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Series Information

Mark Twain and his circle series.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B TWAIN SCH (Text) 34207002148766 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 921 TWA (Text) 37323005338291 NONFIC Available -
North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster 92 TWA (Text) 72436000122496 Adult nonfiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial B TWAIN, MARK SCHARNHORST (Text) 33946003365355 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 12/07/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780826221445
  • ISBN: 0826221440
  • Physical Description: xxxi, 686 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Columbia, Missouri : University of Missouri Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-655) 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 -- 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.
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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