Mark Twain: A Life. Ron Powers, Mark Twain.
Mark Twain: A Life
Mark Twain: A Life

Mark Twain: A Life

ISBN: 9780743249010
New York, NY: Free Press/ Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2006. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "Samuel Clemens, the man known as Mark Twain, invented the American voice and became one of our greatest celebrities. His life mirrored his country's, as he grew from a Mississippi River boyhood in the days of the frontier, to a Wild-West journalist during the Gold Rush, to become the king of the eastern establishment and a global celebrity as America became an international power. Along the way, Mark Twain keenly observed the characters and voices that filled the growing country, and left us our first authentically American literature. Ron Powers's magnificent biography offers the definitive life of the founding father of our culture." (back cover) A sweeping biography of the life, times & works of Samuel Langhorne Clemens a/k/a Mark Twain (1835-1910), the canonical American humorist & writer. Author Ron Powers is an acclaimed & prolific journalist, novelist & biographer-historian; this volume was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award. With a section of photographs spanning Twain's life from his teens to just days before his death, four pages of laudatory blurbs by respected newspapers including The New York Times preceding title page, notes, index. A 700+ page doorstopper befitting its larger-than-life subject. Trade-format first softcover edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page, preceded the previous year (2005) by a first hardcover edition. An excellent resource for the Twain scholar-collector. In very fine condition with only very slight rubbing & faint scratching to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & some tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; one very light, faint vertical crease across middle of back cover; very light rubbing & sparse spotting to edges of text block esp. lower edge. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4421]

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