Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain by Justin Kaplan

This biography offers a dual portrait of Samuel Clemens, the man from Missouri, and Mark Twain, the literary icon. It delves into Clemens' personal life, his struggles, and his successes, as well as his transformation into Mark Twain, the witty and insightful author known worldwide. The book provides a comprehensive view of the man behind the pen, detailing his childhood, his work as a riverboat pilot, his travels, his family life, and his career as a writer.

The 11112th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 1

Since this book was first published in 1966, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 1.0.

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