The Resource Roughing It

Roughing It

Label
Roughing It
Title
Roughing It
Statement of responsibility
Mark Twain ; illustrated by True Williams, Edward F. Mullen, and others ; editors, Harriet Elinor Smith and Edgar Marquess Branch ; associate editors, Lin Salamo and Robert Pack Browning
Title variation
Letters from Hawaii
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A marvelously vivid, many-sided portrait of America's frontier days. Mark Twain's rambling took him all over the American West during teh 1860's. He prospected for gold and silver, speculated on timber and mining stocks, sailed to Hawaii, and worked for a succession of small newspapers. In Roughing It, his fictionalized account of these years, tall tales abound, as do sketches of unforgettable characters: desperadoes, vigilantes, newspapermen, Mormons, and prospectors. Twain's Debt to the burlesque styling of regional humorists and his celebrated gift for accurately rendering regional speech are never more in evidence than here, but as Hamlin Hill points out in his introduction, Roughing It must also be read as Twain's renunciation of his footloose bachelorhood, his rejection of the mythic, romanticized image of the West, and his autopsy of the American dream. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
Summary
Twain reminisces about his five years of roaming around the country from 1861 to 1866
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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065793
Cataloging source
DLC
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1835-1910
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Mark Twain
Dewey number
  • 818.403
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1913-
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  • Smith, Harriet Elinor
  • Branch, Edgar Marquess
  • Bancroft Library
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True
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Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Target audience
adult
Label
Roughing It
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003452
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101127759
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Roughing It
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003452
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101127759
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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