Roughing It

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University of California Press, Feb 14, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 888 pages
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Mark Twain's humorous account of his six years in Nevada, San Francisco, and the Sandwich Islands is a patchwork of personal anecdotes and tall tales, many of them told in the "vigorous new vernacular" of the West. Selling seventy five thousand copies within a year of its publication in 1872, Roughing It was greeted as a work of "wild, preposterous invention and sublime exaggeration" whose satiric humor made "pretension and false dignity ridiculous." Meticulously restored from a variety of original sources, the text is the first to adhere to the author's wishes in thousands of details of wording, spelling, and punctuation, and includes all of the 304 first-edition illustrations. With its comprehensive and illuminating notes and supplementary materials, which include detailed maps tracing Mark Twain's western travels, this Mark Twain Library Roughing It must be considered the standard edition for readers and students of Mark Twain.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
4
Chapter 3
10
Chapter 4
18
Chapter 5
29
Chapter 6
35
Chapter 7
41
Chapter 8
50
Chapter 44
285
Chapter 45
292
Chapter 46
299
Chapter 47
308
Chapter 48
318
Chapter 49
326
Chapter 50
331
Chapter 51
339

Chapter 9
55
Chapter 10
60
Chapter 11
69
Chapter 12
76
Chapter 13
88
Chapter 14
94
Chapter 15
99
Chapter 16
107
Chapter 17
116
Chapter 18
122
Chapter 19
126
Chapter 20
130
Chapter 21
137
Chapter 22
147
Chapter 23
152
Chapter 24
158
Chapter 25
166
Chapter 26
174
Chapter 27
179
Chapter 28
184
Chapter 29
189
Chapter 30
195
Chapter 31
201
Chapter 32
211
Chapter 33
217
Chapter 34
221
Chapter 35
228
Chapter 36
232
Chapter 37
238
Chapter 38
245
Chapter 39
250
Chapter 40
256
Chapter 41
264
Chapter 42
271
Chapter 43
278
Chapter 52
354
Chapter 53
361
Chapter 54
369
Chapter 55
376
Chapter 56
385
Chapter 57
391
Chapter 58
396
Chapter 59
405
Chapter 60
412
Chapter 61
416
Chapter 62
421
Chapter 63
431
Chapter 64
436
Chapter 65
442
Chapter 66
450
Chapter 67
457
Chapter 68
466
Chapter 69
475
Chapter 70
481
Chapter 71
489
Chapter 72
493
Chapter 73
499
Chapter 74
507
Chapter 75
513
Chapter 76
518
Chapter 77
526
Chapter 78
532
Chapter 79
537
Appendix
545
Explanatory Notes
573
Supplements
769
References
801
Notes on the Text
851
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Harriet Elinor Smith, Lin Salamo, and Robert Pack Browning are associate editors with the Mark Twain Project. Edgar Marquess Branch is Emeritus Professor of English at Miami University.

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