Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain
Simon and Schuster, New York. (1996), 1966. Simon and Schuster, New York. (1996). . Black cloth over boards, silver designs and lettering. With brilliant immediacy, Mr Clemens & Mark Twain brings to life a towering literary figure whose dual personae symbolized the emerging American conflict between down-to-earth morality & freewheeling ambition. As Mark Twain, he was the Mississippi riverboat pilot, the satirist with a fiery hatred of pretension, & the author of such classics as Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn. As Mr Clemens, he was the star who married an heiress, built a palatial estate, threw away fortunes on harebrained financial schemes & lived the extravagant life that Twain despised. Set against the richly drawn background of the post-Civil War period that Twain dubbed the "Gilded Age," Mr. Clemens & Mark Twain is sure to entertain & enlighten both general readers & scholars alike. (good read). VERY / DJ GOOD- -. Item #1095
Simon and Schuster, New York. First Edition, Stated First Printing 1966. signed by Author "For Mily Samuel L. Clemens Twain (not sure of spelling for Mily). Book is very good ++, clean, tight, no pulling of spine. Black cloth over boards, silver designs and lettering. DJ however not so good, much shelf wear (inferior paper) spot in front and back and some soiling on edges. Not clipped,price $7.95.