May 1, 2003
May 1, 2003
Though known throughout the world for his fictional novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain was also a skilled chronicler of his own life and experiences. In his youth, Twain traveled extensively throughout the untamed American West with his brother, working his way from town to town in a variety of jobs, including gold prospector, reporter, and lecturer. Roughing It is Twain's personal recollection of his wanderlust years. It is a wildly humorous adventure yarn that combines hard facts with a healthy dose of the author's unique perspective, one that helped define the course of American literature.
Pocket Books' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enriched for the contemporary reader. This edition of Roughing It has been prepared by Professor Henry B. Wonham of the University of Oregon. It includes his introduction, notes, selection of critical excerpts, and suggestions for further reading as well as a unique visual essay of period illustrations and photographs.
This comic narrative is based on Twain's six years of "variegated vagabonding" in the American West at the height of silver-mining fever. Twain's naive narrator, after immersion in the rough and practical American West, becomes educated in the ways of the world. Twain's perennial theme of the outsider trying to fit into a society that is alien to him is articulated for the first time in this 1872 book.
- Online Item #: 11809385
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-3021
- ISBN: 9780743436502
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported