Authors & Events
Nov 15, 2016
| ISBN 9781101907702
Buy from Other Retailers:
Nov 15, 2016 | ISBN 9781101907702
The first of two hardcover volumes collecting the major nonfiction by the “father of American literature”: more than 150 letters, essays, and speeches selected to showcase the dazzling range of his interests and passions. An Everyman’s Library Original. Whether crossing the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans or blazing through Europe and the Americas, Twain turned his trademark wit, candor, and acerbic sarcasm on all his experiences. We can trace his personal evolution through his ambition-filled missives home to Missouri after moving out West to be a fledgling reporter, his raucous stories of navigating a steamboat down the Mississippi, his romantic-turned-elegiac sentiments for his wife, Livy, and, later in life, his darker reflections on the ills of society. Often too outrageous not to be true, Twain’s real-life adventures added to his enduring legend, while his clear-eyed view of humanity has provided an unmatched blend of entertainment and moral integrity for generations of readers.
MARK TWAIN, considered one of the greatest writers in American literature, was born Samuel Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died in Redding, Connecticut in 1910. As a young child, he moved with his family to Hannibal, Missouri, on the banks… More about Mark Twain
Introduction by Adam Hochschild Select BibliographyA Note on the Text Chronology Chapters from My Autobiography Letters Essays and Speeches
Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network
Stay in Touch
Start earning points for buying books! Just for joining you’ll get personalized recommendations on your dashboard daily and features only for members.