The Resource Mark Twain : a life, Ron Powers

Mark Twain : a life, Ron Powers

Label
Mark Twain : a life
Title
Mark Twain
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Ron Powers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Mark Twain, Ron Powers consummates years of thought and research with a tour de force on the life of our culture's founding father, re-creating the 19th century's vital landscapes and tumultuous events while restoring the human being at their center. He offers Sam Clemens as he lived, breathed, and wrote - drawing heavily on the preserved viewpoints of the people who knew him best (especially the great William Dean Howells, his most admiring friend and literary co-conspirator), and on the annals of the American 19th century that he helped shape. Powers's prose rivals Mark Twain's own in its blend of humor, telling detail, and flights of lyricism. With the assistance of the Mark Twain Project at Berkeley, he has been able to draw on thousands of letters and notebook entries, many only recently discovered
Summary
Presents a biography of Mark Twain that embodies the totality of the man in his many moods and phases of life as youth, son and brother, writer, friend, husband, and celebrity
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2005
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
159142
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powers, Ron
Dewey number
818.409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twain, Mark
  • Authors, American
  • Humorists, American
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
Label
Mark Twain : a life, Ron Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 683-689
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 719 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743249010
Lccn
2005048816
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) a385228
Label
Mark Twain : a life, Ron Powers
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 683-689
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 719 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743249010
Lccn
2005048816
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) a385228

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