Who Was Mark Twain? ( Who Was...? )
An introduction to the life, times, and works of Mark Twain, the celebrated 19th-century American author.
April Prince lives with her husband, David, and their sons in a house full of antiques in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Who was Mark Twain? -- In with the comet -- Life on the Mississippi -- Roughing it -- The celebrated jumping frog -- The Gilded Age -- Tom and Huck -- Following the Equator -- Waiting for the comet;Includes bibliographical references (p. -105).
A humorist, narrator, and social observer, Mark Twain is unsurpassed in American literature. Best known as the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, not unlike his protagonist, Huck, has a restless spirit. He found adventure prospecting for silver in Nevada, navigating steamboats down the Mississippi, and making people laugh around the world. But Twain also had a serious streak and decried racism and injustice. His fascinating life is captured candidly in this enjoyable biography.