Mark Twain's San Francisco: Uninhibited Dispatches on "the Livest Heartiest Community on Our Continent" by America's Greatest Writer (Paperback)

Mark Twain's San Francisco: Uninhibited Dispatches on
By Mark Twain, Bernard Taper (Editor), Edward Jump (Illustrator)
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Jumping frogs, high society, San Francisco's Emperor Norton and the stray dogs that followed on his heels--nothing escaped Mark Twain's scrutiny or his acerbic wit. Bernard Taper has gathered together a heady selection of newspaper articles, correspondence, poetry, and short stories that are humorous--sometimes exasperating and controversial--but always engaging. Edward Jump, a contemporary of Twain's, offers through his lively illustrations a visual drum roll to Twain's cantankerous prose. From earthquakes, scandals, and tantalizing bonanzas to elegant ladies blowing their noses in "exquisitely modulated tones," Mark Twain has left us a vision of San Francisco that is at once fascinating and hilariously familiar.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781597144896
ISBN-10: 1597144894
Publisher: Heyday Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 296
Language: English
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