New York, NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912. First Edition. Hardcovers. The first full biography of Mark Twain (born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910), the canonical American author & humorist. Published only two years after his death, this monumental three-volume achievement by Albert Bigelow Paine (1861-1937) describes Twain's life & works in granular detail, in a strictly linear chronology beginning with his ancestors. As noted on title page, the volumes are.....[Item #4251]
JUNE FEATURE: MARK TWAIN: Beacon to the Beat Generation
OUR CENTRAL FEATURE for this month of June 2021 is a selection of works by or about Samuel Langhorne Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain (1835-1910), the beloved and astoundingly prolific quintessential American journalist, humorist & author.
We can truly assert that Mark Twain was a direct ancestor and inspiration to the Beat Generation that began to flourish a half-century after his death. In Twain's own restless and rebellious journeys, & those of his immortal characters (esp. Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn & the escaped slave Jim), he demolished convention & revealed the true nature of peoples & societies with his sharp wit & penetrating powers of observation.
PLUS...A Selection of Beat Gems! featuring works by GREGORY CORSO, FRED McDARRAH, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS, THE EVERGREEN REVIEW, LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, JOYCE JOHNSON, ALLEN GINSBERG, JACK KEROUAC, GARY SNYDER, PHILIP WHALEN, LEW WELCH & MORE!
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New York, NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1931; 1938. First Edition, Second Printing; First Edition. Hardcovers. One of two volumes signed by author Clara Clemens, daughter of Mark Twain. "Twenty long years have passed since my father was laid in the ground, yet had these years been only days the memory of that tragic event could not be more vivid. In the lovely month of April- month of soft green.....[Item #4216]