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Mark Twain's humorous account of his six years in Nevada, San Francisco, and the Sandwich Islands is a patchwork of personal anecdotes and tall tales, many of them told in the "vigorous new vernacular" of the West. Selling seventy five thousand copies within a year of its publication in 1872, Roughing It was greeted as a work of "wild, preposterous invention and sublime exaggeration" whose satiric humor made "pretension and false dignity ridiculous." Meticulously restored from a variety of original sources, the text is the first to adhere to the author's wishes in thousands of details of wording, spelling, and punctuation, and includes all of the 304 first-edition illustrations. With its comprehensive and illuminating notes and supplementary materials, which include detailed maps tracing Mark Twain's western travels, this Mark Twain Library Roughing It must be considered the standard edition for readers and students of Mark Twain.
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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.), 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 [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