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Roughing It And The Innocents At Home

£19.99

Product description

Hardback. Blue cloth covered book with gold gilt writing to the spine and front cover. Book is warped. Pages edges are tanned. Light foxing to end papers. Includes over 200 illustrations by F. A. Fraser.

Published by Chatto & Windus in 1901.

From Wiki:

Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature by Mark Twain. It was written in 1870–71 and published in 1872, as a prequel to his first book The Innocents Abroad (1869).

The book 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 (not included in the account), he joined his brother Orion Clemens, 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 book.

Roughing It illustrates many of Twain's early adventures, including a visit to Salt Lake City, gold and silver prospecting, real-estate speculation, a journey to the Kingdom of Hawaii, and his beginnings as a writer. This memoir provides examples of Twain's rough-hewn humor, which would become a staple of his writing in such later books as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889).

Item details

Author(s):
Twain, Mark
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
495
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Title:
Roughing It And The Innocents At Home

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Hardback. Blue cloth covered book with gold gilt writing to the spine and front cover. Book is warped. Pages edges are tanned. Light foxing to end papers. Includes over 200 illustrations by F. A. Fraser.

Published by Chatto & Windus in 1901.

From Wiki:

Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature by Mark Twain. It was written in 1870–71 and published in 1872, as a prequel to his first book The Innocents Abroad (1869).

The book 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 (not included in the account), he joined his brother Orion Clemens, 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 book.

Roughing It illustrates many of Twain's early adventures, including a visit to Salt Lake City, gold and silver prospecting, real-estate speculation, a journey to the Kingdom of Hawaii, and his beginnings as a writer. This memoir provides examples of Twain's rough-hewn humor, which would become a staple of his writing in such later books as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889).

Author(s):
Twain, Mark
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
495
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Title:
Roughing It And The Innocents At Home

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