Roughing It

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Lulu.com, 2008 - 612 pages
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A semi-autobiographical travel account written by American humorist Mark Twain. It was authored during 1870¿71 and published in 1872 as a prequel to his first book Innocents Abroad. 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, he joined his brother 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 novel. Roughing It illustrates many of Twain's early adventures, including a visit in Salt Lake City with Mormon leader Brigham Young, gold and silver prospecting, real-estate speculation, and his beginnings as a writer.
  

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Review: Roughing It (Enriched Classic)

User Review  - Mitchell - Goodreads

I bought this when I was travelling in Beijing a few years ago and the only English-language bookstore I could find was something churning out endless public domain texts, presumably for students ... Read full review

Review: Roughing It (Enriched Classic)

User Review  - Terri Timonen - Goodreads

Would rate 3.5 stars if I could, but went with three because the novel tends to go off on tangents and gets bogged down with tedious details at times. However, it was an entertaining history lesson ... Read full review

Contents

My Brother appointed Secretary of NevadaI Envy His Prospective
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THE MIKERS DREAM FILL PAGE Face Page v FRONTISPIECE 2 Exvnnts COXTEMPLATIOXS
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INNOCENT DREAMS I
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LIGHT TRAVELING ORDER
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INDYCEMENTS TO PURCHASE I
24
FACETIOLS DRIVER I
26
THE SPHYNX
27
MEDITATION
32
CHAPTER XXV
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305 CIIIEESEWAsIIBILI
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1MITATIOX
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AN OLD FRIES
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EWELL AxnACCIDEXT
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T1IE HERALD OF GLAD NEIs
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FLAGTAILPIECE
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ANEWENGLAND SCENE
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0x BIrsIXEss
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AUTHOR AS GLLLIVER 33
38
A POWERFUL GLASS
41
AN IIEIRLOOM
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DIGNIFIED EXILE
43
DRINKING SLUMGULLION
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A JOKE WITHOUT CREAM
45
PLLLMAN CAR DININGSAI ON
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CHAPTER II
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22 OCR MORNIXG RIDE
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PRAIRIE Does
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ACAYOTE
51
SHOWING RESPECT TO RELATIVES
52
THE CONDUCTOR
55
T TEACHING A SUBORDINATE
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Dverland CityCrossing the PlatteBeniiss Bufialo HuntAssault
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JACK AND TIIE ELDERLY PILGRIM
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BEGAN TO PRAY 4
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AXEW DEPARTLRE
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Srsmzxnnn OPERATIOXS
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A VOXIIEIIPLI LIE
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CHAPTER VIII
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History of SladeA Proposed FistfightEncounter with Jules
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CHAPTER XI
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TAILP1ECE 60
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A Gentile DenPolygamy DiscussedFavorite Wife and D 4
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A Happy LifeLake Tahoe and its MoodsTransparency of the Waters
173
th WAGXER
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WAITIAGFOIIAIsIOaIER
201
ASIOPRTIIBIIE
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3 TIIE MOAIEEXT
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The Guests at Honey Lake Smiths Bully Old Arkansas Our Land
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V111 ILLUSTRATIONS 145 STOVEHEAPGONE
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INTERVIEWING THE WIDE Wnsr
279
WORTHAMILLION
280
MILLIONAIRESLAYINGPLANS
282
DANGEROUSLY
284
WORTHNQTIIING
288
Captain Ned BlakelyBill Nookes Receives Desired InfonnationKilling
289
THECOMPROMISE
290
ONEOFMYFAILURES
293
TARGET SIIOTING 204
296
AFRIENDINDEED
297
157UNIONTAILPIECE
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My Friend BoggsThe School ReportBoggs Pays Me An Old DebtVirgin
299
ANEDUCATIONALREPORT
301
NOPARTICULARHURRY
302
BIRDS EYE VIEW OF VIRGINIA CITY AXDMT D u1 1so
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CHAPTER XLIV
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WART
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SELLINGAMINE
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COULDNT W 1T
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THE GREAT FLOUR SACK Pnocnssmn FULL PAGE Face Page
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The Kabobs of Those DaysJohn Smith as a TravelerSudden WealthA
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TAILPIECE
321
MAGNIFICENCEANDMISERY 170 AFRIENDLYDRIVER 326
327
SCOTTYBRIGGSANDTHEMIMsTER
331
REGULATINGMATTERS 3351
340
THEUNPREJUDICEDJURY
342
ADESPERADOGIVINGREFERENCE 314
351
GIVING INFORMATION
353
AWALKINGBATTERY
356
OVERHAULINGIIISMANIFESI
358
The Weekly OccidentalA Ready EditorA NovelA Concentration of Tal
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HEROESANDHEROINEsorT1115STORY
361
DissOLUrnAUTHOR
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THERE SATTHELAWYER
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JONAH 867
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LOWBRIDGE
371
SHORTENINGSAIL
372
LIGIIIENINGSHIP
373
THEMARVELLOUSRESCUE
375
IAIILE CLIMATE
410
SACRAMENTO AND THREE HOURS AWAY
413
FETCII HER OUT
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WELL IF IT AINTACHILI
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AGENUINE LIVE
418
CHAPTER LVIII
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THE GRACE OF A KAXGAROO
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DREAMSDISSIPATRD
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TEE ONE HORSE SHAYOUTDONE 422
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OEWIIAT SIIALLIDOI
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GETOUT YOUR TOWEL MY
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22 WE WILL OMIT TIIE BENEDICTION
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SLINKING
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APRIZE 230 ALOOK m AT TEE WINDOW
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DO IT STRAEGEE
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TIIE OLD COLLEGIATE
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STRIKIXGAPOCKEL
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TOMQUARTZ
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ADVANTAGE
441
AFTER AX EXCURSION
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21 1IIE TEEEE CAPTAIXS 415
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THE DESERTED FIELD
449
RECONNOITERING
458
LOOKING FOE MISCIIIEF
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24 A FAMILY LIKEXESS
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MY BEOTIIERWE Twms
469
EXTEAOEDIEABY CAFERs 70
471
MARCHING THROUGH GEORGIATAILPIECE
472
SANDWICH ISLAND GIRLS
474
OEIOIIIAL HAM SAKIWICII
475
ILLUSTRATIONS IKIsszn Hm FOR Hrs
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AN OUTSIDERTAILPIECB
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25 AN ENEMYS
482
VISITING TEE MISSIONARIES
484
FULL CHURCH
485
?LAYING
486
1OYALTY AND ITS SATELLITRS
488
AHIGII PRIVATETAILPIECE
489
A MODERN FUNERAL
492
FOEMEE FUNERAL OBGIES
497
Once more upon the Vatcrs A Noisy PassengerSeveral Silent Ones
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APASSENGER
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MOONLIGIITONTHEWATER 26 GOING INTO THE MOUNIAINS FULLPAGBJ Face Page
503
EVENINGTAILPIECE
505
D1scvssm0 TURNIPS 501
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GREELEYs i
514
TEE GHOSTLY BUILDERS
518
0N GUARD
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3REAKING TIIE
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817 BATHING
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27 SURF BATHINGAFAILURE
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CITY OF REFUGE 279 THE QUEENS 280 TAILPIECE
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TIIE PILLAB OF FIRE 282 THE
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H H 039
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ATIDAL 287 TRIP ON THE MILKY WAY
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A VIEW IN THE 1A0 VALLEY FULL PAGE Face Page
547
MAGNIFICENT 519
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ELEVEN MILES TO SEE
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0HASED BYASTORM
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LEAV1NG
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Return to San FranciscoShip AmusementsPreparing for LecturingVal
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OUR AMUSEMENTS
559
SEVERE CASE OF STAGE lmGIIT
561
MY THREE PARQUEITE ALLIEs
562
CHAPTER LXXIX
564
APREDICAMENI
569
LBricf Sketch of Mormon History
572
0Concerning a Frightful Assassination that was never Consummated
580
TEE
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Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

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