Mark Twain: A Life

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Simon and Schuster, 20 de set de 2005 - 592 páginas
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Ron Powers’s tour de force has been widely acclaimed as the best life and times, filled with Mark Twain’s voice, and as a great American story.

Samuel Clemens, the man known as Mark Twain, invented the American voice and became one of our greatest celebrities. His life mirrored his country's, as he grew from a Mississippi River boyhood in the days of the frontier, to a Wild-West journalist during the Gold Rush, to become the king of the eastern establishment and a global celebrity as America became an international power. Along the way, Mark Twain keenly observed the characters and voices that filled the growing country, and left us our first authentically American literature. Ron Powers's magnificent biography offers the definitive life of the founding father of our culture.
 

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Comentário do usuário  - gmicksmith - LibraryThing

With a Twainian twist or two in his own words Powers seeks to reveal the fascinating, contradictory, and ornery character that is Mark Twain. In this endeavor he is largely successful given the fact ... Ler resenha completa

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Comentário do usuário  - michaelbartley - LibraryThing

a nice read about mark twain, he was certainly the voice of the common person. along with henry james he brought amer. lit to the notice of the world. he was a huge figure, a real people mag ... Ler resenha completa

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My Hated Nom de Plume 1871
293
Sociable Jimmy 187172
306
The Lion of London 187273
319
Gilded 187374
335
Quarry Farm and Nook Farm 187475
348
The Man in the Moon 1875
366
It Befell Yt One Did Breake Wind 1876
382
Gods Fool 1877
398

The Language of Water 185658
74
Ranger 185861
92
Washoe 186162
101
A Journalistic Counterculture 186263
110
Mark TwainMore of Him 1863
118
Code Duello 186364
129
A Villainous Backwoods Sketch 186465
143
And I Began to Talk 186566
157
On the Road 186667
165
Back East 1867
175
movemoveMove 1867
187
Pilgrims and Sinners 1867
197
In the Thrall of Mother Bear October 1867New Years Day 1868
217
A Work Humorously Inclined FebruaryJuly 1868
230
The Girl in the Miniature July 1868October 1868
240
American Vandal OctoberDecember 1868
253
Quite Worthy of the Best 1869
263
Fairyland 1870
279
Abroad Again 187879
414
A Personal Hatred for Humbug 1880
432
A Powerful Good Time 188182
448
All Right Then 188283
464
The American Novel 188485
481
RollOver Lord Byron 188687
505
I Have Fed So Full on Sorrows 188790
518
We Are Skimming Along Like Paupers 1891June 1893
534
Savior 189394
552
ThunderStroke 189596
563
Exile and Return 18961900
580
Sitting in Darkness 19001905
599
Chapter the Last
618
Notes
629
Bibliography
683
Acknowledgments
691
Index
695
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Ron Powers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning and Emmy Award-winning writer and critic, has studied and written about Mark Twain for many years. He is the author of ten books, including Dangerous Water: A Biography of the Boy Who Became Mark Twain, and the coauthor of two, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers. He lives in Middlebury, Vermont.

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