Mark Twain Himself: A Pictorial Biography

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University of Missouri Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 303 pages
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Mark Twain's life—one of the richest and raciest America has known—is delightfully portrayed in this mosaic of words and more than 600 pictures that capture the career of one of America's most colorful personalities. The words are Twain's own, taken from his writings—not only the autobiography but also his letters, notebooks, newspaper reporting, sketches, travel pieces, and fiction. The illustrations provide the perfect counterpoint to Twain's text. Presented in the hundreds of photos, prints, drawings, cartoons, and paintings is Twain himself, from the apprentice in his printer's cap to the dying world-famous figure finishing his last voyage in a wheelchair. Mark Twain Himself: A Pictorial Biography will not only inform and entertain the casual reader but will provide a valuable resource to scholars and teachers of Twain as well.
  

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A fine collection of Mark Twain smithereens.

Contents

MISSOURI BOYHOOD 1 I Did It for Florida
2
TRAMP PRINTER 24 A Glorious Sight
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MISSISSIPPI PILOT 33 Learning the Mississippi
34
LIT OUT FOR THE TERRITORY 44 Overland Stage to Nevada
44
REPORTER AT LARGE 68 Awful Slavery for a Lazy
70
A Night in Jail
86
THE TROUBLE BEGINS AT 8 110 Twain on Dickens
112
FAMILY LIFE Cont Mark Twains House
123
WRITER AT WORK 148 An Author for 20 Years and an Ass for 55
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PATENTS PUBLISHING AND 190 A Charming Machine
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A PEN WARMED UP IN HELL 202 The Moralist of the Main
204
ROVING AMBASSADOR 214 Another Throne Gone Down
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THE BELLE OF NEW YORK 230 A GhostWritten Obituary
233
A Reading List
291
Index
299
Copyright

FAMILY LIFE 123 Mr and Mrs Samuel Langhorne Clemens
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About the author (2002)

Milton Meltzer has written a great many books for both children and adults, including Dorothea Lange: A Photographer's Life and Carl Sandburg: A Biography. He now resides in New York City.

The Mark Twain and His Circle Series, edited by Tom Quirk and John Bird

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