Scribblin' for a Livin': Mark Twain's Pivotal Period in Buffalo Ebook

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Language: English
Publication Date: March 2013
File Size: 9692 Kbytes

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In August 1869, a thirty-three-year-old journalist named Samuel Clemens- or as he was later known, Mark Twain – moved to Buffalo, New York. At the time, he had high hopes of establishing himself as a successful newspaper editor of the Buffalo Morning Express in the thriving, up-and-coming metropolis at the end of the Erie Canal. In this engaging portrait of the famous author at a formative and important juncture of his life, Thomas J. Reigstad—a Twain scholar—details the domestic, social, and professional experiences of Mark Twain while he lived in Buffalo.

Based on years of researching historical archives, combing through microfilm of the Express when Twain was editor, and even interviewing descendants of Buffalonians who knew Twain, Reigstad has uncovered a wealth of fascinating information. The book draws a vivid portrait of Twain’s work environment at the _ Express_ . Colorful anecdotes about his colleagues and his quirky work habits, along with original Twain stories and illustrations not previously reprinted, give readers a new understanding of Twain’s commitment to full-time newspaper work.

Full of fascinating vignettes from the illustrious writer’s life, as well as rare photographs, Scribblin’ for a Livin’ will appeal to Mark Twain enthusiasts, students and scholars of American literature, and anyone with an interest in the history of Western New York.

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