Mark Twain : A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)
Connie Ann KirkISBN: 0313330255;
Book DescriptionSamuel Clemens lived 75 years, 50 under the pseudonym Mark Twain. His youth could be characterized as sometimes mischievous, his older years as generally eccentric and his writing as always provocative. Twain left a literary canon of nearly 50 books, hundreds of short stories and essays, and a veritable treasury of quotable epigrams making an significant contribution to American literature. By skillfully weaving together strands of history with his personal story, this authoritative biography helps readers come to more fully understand the man and his enduring legacy. It also delves into the enduring impact of Twain's creative voice and his unique blend of humor and social commentary that not only entertained but also challenged thinking and changed the literary landscape forever.
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