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Writing about the Frontier: Mark Twain (Bookshelf for Young Americans)
Writing about the Frontier Mark Twain - Bookshelf for Young Americans Author:Jean Rikhoff The great Mississippi River was a central element of Twain's boyhood. It liked the backwoods hamlet of Hannibal with the movement of goods and people of an expanding nation. — As the frontier moved westward Mark Twain moved westward with it. He lived the life of the mining towns of Nevada in their raw, wild, undisciplined days. He met legendar... more »y desperados and saw gunfights and murders. He went to California just a few years after the 49'ers and before the flush of gold boom times had faded.
In this book, Jean Rikhoff tells about the lives of Mark Twain and how they influenced his memorable books.« less