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Title:
Mark Twain : his words, wit, and wisdom
Author:
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Quotable Mark Twain
Publication Information:
New York : Gramercy Books, 2001.

©1997
Physical Description:
xxvi, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published: The quotable Mark Twain. Lincolnwood, Ill. : Contemporary Books, c1997.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780517163832
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Over 1,800 quips and quotes from an icon of American literature, on a variety of subjects from accidents to youth, and many in-between. All the humor, irreverence, and insight that were uniquely Twain come alive, enhanced by charming black and white line drawings. Also included is a chronology o Twain's life.


Author Notes

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled throughout 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, Gilded Age in 1873, which was co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Picture Creditsp. VI
Acknowledgmentsp. VII
Forewordp. IX
Introductionp. XIII
Chronologyp. XXI
Editorial Notesp. XXV
A-to-Z Entriesp. 1
Bibliographyp. 306
Key Word and Subject Indexp. 323