Roughing it
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[United States] : Blackstone Publishing, 2012.
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 46 min.)) : digital.
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In 1861, young Mark Twain found himself adrift as a tenderfoot in the Wild West. Roughing It is a hilarious record of his travels over a six-year period that comes to life with his inimitable mixture of reporting, social satire, and rollicking tall tales. Twain reflects on his scuffling years mining silver in Nevada, working at a Virginia City newspaper, being down-and-out in San Francisco, reporting for a newspaper from Hawaii, and more. This humorous account 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, this text adheres to the author's wishes in thousands of details of wording, spelling, and punctuation.

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9781982461478 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1982461470 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)

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Read by Grover Gardner.
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In 1861, young Mark Twain found himself adrift as a tenderfoot in the Wild West. Roughing It is a hilarious record of his travels over a six-year period that comes to life with his inimitable mixture of reporting, social satire, and rollicking tall tales. Twain reflects on his scuffling years mining silver in Nevada, working at a Virginia City newspaper, being down-and-out in San Francisco, reporting for a newspaper from Hawaii, and more. This humorous account 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, this text adheres to the author's wishes in thousands of details of wording, spelling, and punctuation.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Twain, M., & Gardner, G. (2012). Roughing it. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 and Grover. Gardner. 2012. Roughing It. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 and Grover. Gardner, Roughing It. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing, 2012.

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Twain, Mark, and Grover Gardner. Roughing It. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing, 2012.

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