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The Resource The life of Mark Twain : the early years, 1835-1871, Gary Scharnhorst

The life of Mark Twain : the early years, 1835-1871, Gary Scharnhorst

Label
The life of Mark Twain : the early years, 1835-1871
Title
The life of Mark Twain
Title remainder
the early years, 1835-1871
Statement of responsibility
Gary Scharnhorst
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book begins the first multi-volume biography of Samuel Clemens to appear in over a century. In the succeeding years, Clemens biographers have either tailored their narratives to fit the parameters of a single volume or focused on a particular period or aspect of Clemens's life, because the whole of that epic life cannot be compressed into a single volume. In The Life of Mark Twain, Gary Scharnhorst has chosen to write a complete biography plotted from beginning to end, from a single point of view, on an expansive canvas. With dozens of Mark Twain biographies available, what is left unsaid? On average, a hundred Clemens letters and a couple of Clemens interviews surface every year. Scharnhorst has located documents relevant to Clemens's life in Missouri, along the Mississippi River, and in the West, including some which have been presumed lost. Over three volumes, Scharnhorst elucidates the life of arguably the greatest American writer and reveals the alchemy of his gifted imagination."--Publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scharnhorst, Gary
Dewey number
  • 818/.409
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1331
LC item number
.S24 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Mark Twain and his circle
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twain, Mark
  • Twain, Mark
  • Authors, American
  • Humorists, American
Label
The life of Mark Twain : the early years, 1835-1871, Gary Scharnhorst
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-655) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancestry -- The villages -- Hannibal -- Journeyman printer -- The river -- The war -- The mines -- Virginia City -- From Virginia City to San Francisco -- San Francisco -- The Sandwich Islands -- San Francisco redux -- New York -- The voyage -- Washington, D.C. -- The West revisited -- Hartford, Elmira, and Buffalo -- Buffalo exitus
Control code
on1007501394
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 686 pages
Isbn
9780826221445
Lccn
2017044383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
The life of Mark Twain : the early years, 1835-1871, Gary Scharnhorst
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-655) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancestry -- The villages -- Hannibal -- Journeyman printer -- The river -- The war -- The mines -- Virginia City -- From Virginia City to San Francisco -- San Francisco -- The Sandwich Islands -- San Francisco redux -- New York -- The voyage -- Washington, D.C. -- The West revisited -- Hartford, Elmira, and Buffalo -- Buffalo exitus
Control code
on1007501394
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 686 pages
Isbn
9780826221445
Lccn
2017044383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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