MARK TWAIN AND THE RIVER by Sterling North
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MARK TWAIN AND THE RIVER

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Children who have thrilled to the works of Mark Twain may recognize some familiar characters in his biography. For it is from his own colorful boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, visiting his Uncle Dan'l or along his beloved Mississippi that Sam Clemens drew such immortals as Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Aunt Polly, and Becky Thatcher. This is a warm lively representation of the man, which incorporates anecdotes and adventures of boyhood, the spirit of energetic verve that permeated his being, his golden years of maturity and love, and, with moving simplicity, his tragic final ones.

Pub Date: May 23rd, 1961
ISBN: 014241235X
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin-North Star