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Mark Twain; his life and work. A biographical sketch

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In "Mark Twain; his life and work. A biographical sketch" by William M. Clemens, readers are treated to a comprehensive and detailed account of one of America's most beloved authors. Clemens dives into the fascinating life of Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, from his humble beginnings in Missouri to his rise to literary fame.

The book delves into Twain's early life, including his time as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River, his travels throughout the United States and abroad, and his success as a writer. Clemens paints a vivid picture of Twain's personality, wit, and intelligence, providing readers with insight into the man behind the famous works such as "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."

One of the highlights of the book is Clemens' exploration of Twain's writing process and creative influences. Readers learn about the inspiration behind Twain's iconic characters and settings, as well as his struggles and triumphs as a writer. Clemens' admiration for Twain's talent and legacy shines through in his writing, making this biography a must-read for any fan of Mark Twain or American literature.

Overall, "Mark Twain; his life and work. A biographical sketch" is a well-researched and engaging biography that provides readers with a deeper understanding of one of the most influential writers in American history. Clemens' writing is compelling and informative, making this book a valuable addition to any literary enthusiast's collection.

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As far as anyone has been able to establish, Will Clemens was NOT related to Sam Clemens , though they did become acquaintances. The 200-page biography Will Clemens wrote and published himself may have been the earliest full-length study of MT. It was published July 1,1892 as "No. 1" in a paperback series called "The Pacific Library," price 25ยข, and did well enough to be republished in 1894 by a publisher in Chicago. Throughout the book Clemens relies mainly on other writers' previously published work.

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