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Originally published over one hundred years ago, Roughing It is Mark Twain's second major work, after the success of his 1869 travel book, Innocents Abroad . This humorous travel book, based on Twain's stagecoach journey through the American West and his adventures in the Pacific islands, is full of colorful caricatures of outlandish locals and detailed sketches of frontier life. Roughing It describes how the narrator, a polite greenhorn from the East, is initiated into the rough-and-tumble society of the frontier. He works his way through Nevada, California, and the Pacific islands as a prospector, journalist, and lecturer, and along the way he meets a number of colorful characters. Wonderfully entertaining, Twain successfully finds humor in spite of his mishaps while also giving the listener insight into that time and place of American history.
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full_title roughing it
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author Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
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display_description Originally published over one hundred years ago, Roughing It tells the (almost) true story of Mark Twain's rollicking adventures across the United States. A hilarious account of how the author tried finding wealth in the rocks of Nevada, it was published before his most famous works and shows why he would grow to become one of the most beloved American writers of all time. The story follows many of Twain's early adventures, including a visit to Salt Lake City, gold and silver prospecting, real estate speculation, a journey to the Kingdom of Hawaii, and his beginnings as a writer. Through his attempts to strike it rich, he meets a motley crew of colorful people, while weaving through humorous mishaps and standing through it all with the endearingly good humor for which he's famous. The memoir showcases Twain's razor-sharp wit (as well as a healthy imagination), which would later become his trademark style in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. From stagecoach travel to the etiquette of gold hunting, Roughing It makes a classic addition to your Mark Twain library and is a perfect example of how funny the world can be when you're traveling with the right person.
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subject_facet Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- West (U.S.), Downloadable audio books, Electronic books, Hawaii -- Description and travel, Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910 -- Travel -- Hawaii, Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910 -- Travel -- West (U.S.), West (U.S.) -- Description and travel, West (U.S.) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
title_display Roughing it
title_full Roughing It [electronic resource] Twain, Mark., Roughing it / Mark Twain, Roughing it / with an introd. and explanatory notes by Franklin R. Rogers ; text established and textual notes by Paul Baender, Roughing it [electronic resource] / Mark Twain, Roughing it [electronic resource] / Mark Twain ; foreword, Shelley Fisher Fishkin ; introduction, George Plimpton ; afterword, Henry B. Wonham
title_short Roughing it
topic_facet Authors, American, Description and travel, Electronic books, Homes and haunts, Intellectual life, Travel, Twain, Mark