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Getting to be Mark Twain by Jeffrey Steinbrink

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Getting to be Mark Twain
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Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0520070593
ISBN-13: 9780520070592
Number of pages: 250

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Mark Twain is one of our most accessible cultural icons, a figure familiar to virtually every American and renowned internationally. But he was not always as we know him today. Mark Twain began life as a loose gathering of postures, attitudes, and voices in the mind of Samuel Clemens. It was some time before he took full possession of the personality the world now recognizes. This is the story of the coming of age of Mark Twain.

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