LENNON, N: Mark Twain in California: The Turbulent California Years of Samuel Clemens

Book Cover. Mark Twain in California: The Turbulent California Years of Samuel ClemensLennon Nigey. Mark Twain in California: The Turbulent California Years of Samuel Clemens. Chronicle Books, The Literary West Series, 1982. ISBN: 0877011982. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30641) $12.00

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A wonderful history of Civil War-era California showing Mark Twain at his humorous best. Includes descriptions of the San Francisco bohemia and the authors who populated it, for example Bret Harte.

Illustrated. Bibliography. Map. 128p.

Lain in copy of Daniel Hoffman’s poem “Mark Twain, 1909” from The New Yorker.

MILLER, G: Rib Cage (Phoenix Poets)

Book cover. Rib Cage (Phoenix Poets)Miller, Greg. Rib Cage (Phoenix Poets). University of Chicago Press, 2001. ISBN: 0226527999. Unmarked. Very Good. Hardcover. (#30612) $20.00

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Written in a language rarely heard in modern devotion, the poems in Rib Cage show old communities disintegrating, extended families dispersing, and people in economic or personal distress struggling for dignity and a clear sense of their predicaments.

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TWAIN, M: Autobiography of Mark Twain (Volume 1)

Book Cover. Autobiography of Mark Twain (Volume 1)Smith, Elinor Harriet (editor). Autobiography of Mark Twain (Volume 1). University of California Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780520267190. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket.

A publication of the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library. Includes bibliographic references and an index. Section of black and white photographs, and a few black and white images elsewhere. 736p.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the “greatest humorist this country has produced”, and William Faulkner called him “the father of American literature”

Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30215) $20.00

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