Mark Twain -

Mark Twain

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, born on 30 November 1835 in Monroe County, Missouri, was never one to let the facts get in the way of a good story. A natural-born storyteller, Mark Twain freely adapted the incidents of his life and the stories he heard as a youth to embellish his fiction, as well as his travel writing and autobiography. However, this presents a problem to the modern biographer: in accounts of Twain's life, how does one tell what is true, and what is just a colourful yarn? In this new account of a gifted, charismatic character, Kevin J. Hayes reviews Twain's life, from his early journalism to his masterpiece Huckleberry Finn, and from the travelogue Life on the Mississippi to his final work, the sprawling, episodic Mark Twain's Autobiography and the public-speaking engagements that took him around the world. Synthesizing new information and sifting through the evidence, Mark Twain is a fresh, clear-sighted account of a crucial American writer.

Product code: 9781780239743

ISBN 9781780239743
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H200xW130
Series Critical Lives
No. Of Pages 208
Publisher Reaktion Books
Synthesizing new information and sifting through the evidence, Mark Twain is a fresh, clear-sighted account of a crucial American writer.