Roughing It

Product Number: EB00051192
Released: Aug 22, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470398651
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Roughing It tells the true-ish escapades of Twain in the American West. Although he clearly "speaks with forked tongue," Roughing It is informative as well as humorous. From stagecoach travel to the etiquette of prospecting, the modern reader gains considerable insight into that much-fictionalized time and place. Do you know about sagebrush, for example? Sage-brush is very fair fuel, but as a vegetable it is a distinguished failure. Nothing can abide the taste of it but the jackass and his illegitimate child, the mule. But their testimony to its nutritiousness is worth nothing, for they will eat pine knots, or anthracite coal, or brass filings, or lead pipe, or old bottles, or anything that comes handy, and then go off looking as grateful as if they had had oysters for dinner. Roughing It is informally structured around the narrator's attempts to strike it rich. He meets a motley, colorful crew in the process; many mishaps occur, and it shouldn't surprise you that Twain does not emerge a man of means. But he withstands it all in such a relentless good humor that his misfortune inspires laughter. Roughing It is wonderful entertainment and reminds you how funny the world can be--even its grimmer districts--when you're traveling with the right writer.

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Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Product Number C4016
Released: Mar 22, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428136106
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Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
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Author(s): Mark Twain
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Publisher: Signet
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Author(s): Mark Twain
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Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Author(s): Mark Twain
Product Number EB00622544
Released: Apr 26, 2016
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Author(s): Mark Twain
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781480483828
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Author(s): Mark Twain
Genre: Travel, History, Humor
Product Number EB00749499
Released: Jan 15, 2019
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Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: #9781628738957
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Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Product Number 3B272
Released: Jan 01, 1987
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ISBN: #9781428136120
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Author(s): Mark Twain
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Product Number 3L272
Released: Jan 01, 1987
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ISBN: #9781428136137
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Author(s): Mark Twain
Product Number 44939
Released: Jan 01, 1987
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ISBN: #9781428136090
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Author(s): Mark Twain
Product Number 12338
Released: Oct 20, 2000
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Publisher: Signet
ISBN: #9780451524072

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