Inventing Mark Twain

The Lives of Samuel Langhorne Clemens

By Andrew Hoffman
(William Morrow & Company, Hardcover, 9780688127695, 608pp.)

Publication Date: March 1997

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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This provocative, definitive biography explores the revealing and resonant contradictions between the true character of Samuel Clemens and his self-created alter ego, Mark Twain.

Richly detailed and filled with new information from primary sources, Inventing Mark Twain traces an extraordinary life that led from Mississippi steamboats to the California goldfields to cultural immortality as America's national philosopher.

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