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  • Author:
    Justin Kaplan
  • ISBN:
    0743251393
  • ISBN13:
    978-0743251396
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    Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (April 1, 2003)
  • Pages:
    424 pages
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With brilliant immediacy, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain brings to life a towering literary figure whose dual persona symbolized the emerging American conflict between down-to-earth morality and freewheeling ambition

With brilliant immediacy, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain brings to life a towering literary figure whose dual persona symbolized the emerging American conflict between down-to-earth morality and freewheeling ambition. As Mark Twain, he was the Mississippi riverboat pilot, the satirist with a fiery hatred of pretension, and the author of such classics as Tom Sawyer andHuckleberry Finn. As Mr. Clemens, he was the star who married an heiress, built a palatial estate, threw away fortunes on harebrained financial schemes, and lived the extravagant life that Mark Twain despised.

Kaplan, Justin; Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) DL. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) DLC. Publication date. Internet Archive Books.

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Start by marking Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography as Want to Read . Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. With brilliant immediacy, Mr Clemens & Mark Twain brings to life a towering literary figure whose dual personae symbolized the emerging American conflict between down-to-earth morality & freewheeling ambition. As Mark Twain, he was the Mississippi riverboat pilot, the satirist with a fiery hatred of pretension, & the author of such classics as Tom Sawyer & With brilliant immediacy, Mr Clemens & Mark Twain brings to life a towering literary figure whose dual personae symbolized the emerging American conflict between down-to-earth morality & freewheeling ambition.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist this country has produced", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), the latter often called "The Great American Novel".

Mark Twain, the American comic genius who portrayed, named, and in part exemplified America s Gilded Age, comes alive in Justin Kaplan s extraordinary biography.

Mark Twain Biography - An iconic figure of the American literature whose works have reached, entertained and .

Mark Twain Biography - An iconic figure of the American literature whose works have reached, entertained and inspired a global readership, Mark Twain was the exceptional author. He was the sixth child of John Marshall Clemens, a judge and Jane Lampton who had no idea they had become parents to what would be one of the most famous personalities in America. In 1839, four years after his birth, Samuel’s family moved 35 miles east to their Hill Street home in Hannibal.

Justin Kaplan is the author of Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, and of Walt Whitman: A Life . Justin Kaplan certainly deserves the award that he won for this book

Justin Kaplan is the author of Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, and of Walt Whitman: A Life, which won the American Book Award. He is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife, novelist Anne Bernays. Justin Kaplan certainly deserves the award that he won for this book. He took the life of an American legend and made it into a page-turner. My only problem with it was that he didn't write about Twain's early life, which I would have enjoyed reading about.

Kaplan's extraordinary biography

Kaplan's extraordinary biography. With brilliant immediacy, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain brings to life a towering literary. figure whose dual persona symbolized the emerging American conflict between. down-to-earth morality and freewheeling ambition. The book begins as the thirty-one-year-old Mark Twain, carrying bottled within himself the experience of his boyhood in Hannibal and his coming-of-age on the Mississippi and on Nevada's silver-rush frontier, quits San Francisco and the old elemental America of the open spaces. He is heading east for the burgeoning new urban America of commerce, Page 2 and 3: invention, finance, and status, whe.

Delves into the conflict between Clemens the man seeking success and Twain the man bound by morals

Kajishakar
This scholarly and readable life of Twain begins with his thirties and carries the master humorist through the glorious successes and bitter tragedies that would haunt him. Well written and full of insightful analysis into his real character this book brings to life a persoanlity so large that it took a new era (Gilded Age) and two centuries to contain it! For his boyhood try Deep Waters- an equally good review of his wit and life.
Hulis
I was interested in MT's life. This book offers wide perspective. Complex sentence structure--for more mature readers
Mr_Mix
Easily the best of the available biographies of Twain, this book offers a good deal of insight into the man, his triumphs, his foibles and his family life. Though necessarily speculative at times, the author always makes a good case for his departures from the documented facts. Well worth reading.
Raelin
It's no wonder this book won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. This is a serious, entertaining and informative treatment of one of the greatest American writers, and, in terms of his life and attitude, one of the best representations of 19th century America. In detail that becomes adornment to its subject, the author proceeds to map out the course of Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, as he progresses as a writer and as a person. Great insights are revealed of his social behavior and, inasmuch as possible and believable, his thoughts. This is a great book; a must for any serious reader.
Gozragore
Impressive details of what made Mark Twain SLC a great author facing conflicting personal temptations, desires, achievements and losses. Well worth the read
Malalrajas
Thanks a bunch!
fetish
Intimate details and very long and unmoving. The story arc is missing but the life of Mr. Clemens is clear.
Wordy in places, but still the best, most comprehensive biography of Samuel Clemens.