The internartionally known author portrays the life in Virginia City: mining litigation, horse breaking, fighting a tarantula, a funeral, and the "Washoe zephyr" windstorms. He mined for silver, labored in a silver mill and was a reporter for Virginia City's Territorial Enterprise newspaper. Numerous line drawings which depict scenes of everyday life are interspersed with the text.
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