By Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Mark Twain (born Samuel Clemens), a former printer's apprentice, journalist, steamboat pilot, and miner, is still to today probably the most enduring and cherished of America's nice writers. Combining cultural feedback with ancient scholarship, A ancient advisor to Mark Twain addresses quite a lot of themes appropriate to Twain's paintings, together with faith, trade, race, gender, social category, and imperialism. like several of the historic publications to American Authors, this quantity comprises an advent, a quick biography, a bibliographic essay, and an illustrated chronology of the author's lifestyles and times.
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