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Author Loving, Jerome, 1941-
Title Mark Twain : the adventures of Samuel L. Clemens / Jerome Loving.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2010]
©2010

Subject Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Humorists, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 491 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Mark Twain, who was often photographed with a cigar, once remarked that he came into the world looking for a light. In this new biography, published on the centennial of the writer's death, Jerome Loving focuses on Mark Twain, humorist and quipster, and sheds new light on the wit, pathos, and tragedy of the author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In brisk and compelling fashion, Loving follows Twain from Hannibal to Hawaii to the Holy Land, showing how the southerner transformed himself into a westerner and finally a New Englander. This re-examination of Twain's life is informed by newly discovered archival materials that provide the most complex view of the man and writer to date."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Chronology of the Life and Works of Mark Twain -- I. Humorist in the West -- 1. Life on the Salt River -- 2. Window to the West -- 3. Orion -- 4. Southwest Humorist -- 5. Tramp Printer -- 6. Cub Pilot -- 7. Death on the Mississippi -- 8. Fetching Grant -- 9. Lighting Out -- 10. Millionaire for Ten Days -- 11. "Mark Twain" -- 12. Governor of the Third House -- 13. Jumping Frog -- 14. Vandal Abroad -- 15. Wild Humorist of the Pacific Slope -- II. Writer in the East -- 16. Westerner in the East -- 17. Pilgrims on the Loose -- 18. Love in a Locket -- 19. Innocent at Home -- 20. False Start in Buffalo -- 21. Back on the Lecture Circuit -- 22. Home in Hartford -- 23. Sequel to a Success -- 24. Book about the English -- 25. Colonel Sellers -- 26. Mississippi Memories -- 27. Riley Book -- 28. Banned in Boston -- 29. Innocent Abroad Again -- 30. Down and Out in Paris and London -- III. Artist and the Businessman -- 31. Associations New and Old -- 32. Return to the River and the Lecture Circuit -- 33. Mark Twain and the Phunny Phellows -- 34. Webster and Paige -- 35. Romance of the White Conscience -- 36. Publishing Grant -- 37. Brooding in King Arthur's Court -- 38. Progress and Poverty -- 39. Europe on Only Dollars a Day -- 40. Dream Sold Down the River -- 41. Family Matters -- 42. Friend at Standard Oil -- 43. Broken Twigs and Found Canoes -- 44. Back Home and Overland -- 45. Lost in the British Empire -- 46. Mark Twain's Daughter -- IV. Mysterious Stranger -- 47. City of Dreams -- 48. Winter Fantasies -- 49. Weary Sojourners -- 50. Exile's Return -- 51. Homeless -- 52. Death in Florence -- Appendix A Clemens Genealogy -- Appendix B Books Published by Charles L. Webster & Company.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520945494 (electronic bk.)
0520945492 (electronic bk.)
0520252578
9780520252578
0520269853
9780520269859
OCLC # 647881130
Additional Format Print version: Loving, Jerome, 1941- Mark Twain. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010 (DLC) 2009015366