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Mark Twain's San Francisco by Mark Twain, Edward Jump

Cultural Writing. Jumping frogs, high society, the Emperor Norton and the stray dogs Bummer and Lazarus who followed on his heels — nothing escaped Mark Twain's scrutiny or his acerbic wit. Editor Bernard Taper has gathered together a heady selection of newspaper articles, correspondence, poetry and short stories, that are humorous — sometimes exasperating and controversial, but always engaging.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781890771690
Publisher: Heyday Books
Publication date: 11/12/2003
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,403,365
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.75(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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