Mark Twain: The Bachelor Years. Margaret Sanborn, Mark Twain.
Mark Twain: The Bachelor Years
Mark Twain: The Bachelor Years
Mark Twain: The Bachelor Years
Mark Twain: The Bachelor Years

Mark Twain: The Bachelor Years

ISBN: 0385237022
New York, NY: Doubleday, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. "Mark Twain: The Bachelor Years is an unprecedented look at the formative years of America's best-known and best-loved writer and humorist, a thorough and thoroughly delightful examination of the life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens from birth to marriage at age thirty-four- the years of wildly varied experience that helped form the bases of his great classics: The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn. Acclaimed biographer Margaret Sanborn provides a vivid portrait of the feisty, outspoken young man who embraced life with as much ardor as he wrote about it." (from front flap) A biography of the early, premarital life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens a/k/a Mark Twain (1835-1910), the great & prolific American humorist & writer. Author Margaret Sanborn (1915-2005) was a biographer-historian best-known for this work & for her two-volume biography of Robert E. Lee (1966-1967). As noted on back flap, "The story is told in large part by Clemens himself through his revealing letters, journals, notebooks, and autobiographical writings- much of this material never before included in any Twain biography. As entertaining as it is informative...an exuberant and affectionate portrait, by turns hilarious and deeply moving, of the boy, the man, the genius, whose early life was as much an American classic as his great literary works." With notes & sources, bibliography & index. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition of April 1990 as stated on copyright page. An important & collectible study of the critical early years of the canonical Mark Twain. Book in very fine condition with only very slight wear & fading to edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; tiny bumps & several small creases emanating therefrom at upper left corner of back cover; several small, shallow scratches to upper edge of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps, faint creases at lower corners of some page leaves. Dust jacket fine with mild rubbing & scratching to front, back covers, spine & flaps; slight wear & some tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #4346]

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