Dangerous Water: A Biography Of The Boy Who Became Mark Twain

By: Ron Powers

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Twain was a distinctly American writer. From age ten when he boarded his first Mississippi steamer to his first encounter with a traveling "mesmerizer" (from which Twain gained a penchant for acting and a flair for spectacle); from the brooding sense of guilt and fear of eternal damnation inculcated into him at church to the superstitions and stories of witchcraft he learned from the Blacks on his farm, Twain was shaped by the people of Hannibal, Missouri and by a distinctly American culture.Interwoven between Twain's childhood experiences are various themes of nature expressed in beautifully written passages that evoke scenes like those of the Mississippi River as it flows through Hannibal and of the mysterious, foreboding cave in which Twain used to play.During his childhood, Mark Twain learned to negotiate the "dangerous waters" of experience and turn trials into humorous stories that shaped the American literary tradition.

Title: Dangerous Water: A Biography Of The Boy Who Became Mark Twain

Author Name: Ron Powers

Categories: BA,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Basic Books: May 1999

ISBN Number: 046507670X

ISBN Number 13: 9780465076703

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 15787

Description: A stated First Edition, with full number line. Book is clean and tight. DJ has some minor rubbing. Remainder mark on the bottom page ends. Please see our selection about or by Mark Twain. We put tracking on every shipment.