Gold Miners & Guttersnipes

Gold Miners & Guttersnipes

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Gold Miners & Guttersnipes by Mark Twain

Mark Twain's legendary insight and with shine throughout this new selection of his writings, the first to focus on California. As a young man, the celebrated author of "Huckleberry Finn", Tom Sawyer, and other classics spent the mid-1860s in California. In this collection of essays, newspaper articles, fiction, speeches, and letters, Twain presents his notoriously unconventional views on a state booming in the wake of the gold rush. His wry humor and irreverent social commentary illuminate everything from fashion, politics, and art to earthquakes, religion, and urban crime. Drawn from hard-to-find sources as well as his ever-popular books, "Gold Miners" and "Guttersnipes: Tales of California" by Mark Twain is a fresh and distinctive assortment by one of America's favorite authors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780877018810
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 05/19/1991
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 0.50(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist noted for the novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (which has been called "The Great American Novel") and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, among many other books. Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and he spent time as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before finding fame as a writer.

Date of Birth:

November 30, 1835

Date of Death:

April 21, 1910

Place of Birth:

Florida, Missouri

Place of Death:

Redding, Connecticut

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