Roughing It (Signet Classics)

Roughing It (Signet Classics)

Mark Twain


The celebrated writer of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn mixes truth and fiction in a rousing travelogue that serves as “a portrait of the artist as a tender adventurer.”*
 
In 1861, younger Mark Twain came across himself adrift as a newcomer within the Wild West, operating as a civil servant, silver prospector, mill employee, and eventually a reporter and touring lecturer. Roughing It is the hilarious checklist of these early years touring from Nevada to California to Hawaii, as Twain attempted his good fortune at whatever and everything—and often failed. Twain’s encounters with tarantulas and donkeys, vigilantes and volcanoes, even Brigham younger, the Mormon chief, come to lifestyles along with his inimitable mix of reporting, social satire, and rollicking tall tales.
 
With an creation via Elizabeth Frank*
And a brand new Afterword through Mark Dawidziak

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