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Book Title: Burlesque Autobiography and Diary Written in the Provincial Lunatic Asylum|
The author of the book: Mark Twain
Edition: Tutis Digital Pub
Date of issue: January 11th 2008
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ISBN 13: 9788184567649
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Twain's A Burlesque Autobiography is a classic work read by book lovers, students & scholars. This is an edition which exposes readers to a variety of English phrases & terminology from the genre. While the text is in English, the "click & translate" thesaurus, in French, is a perfect tool for French speakers who need to enjoy this English-language classic & also learn English words. If you are a non-English speaker, you can use this version to help you improve your vocabulary in preparation of English-language tests. While designed for French speakers wishing to learn English, English-speakers wanting to pick up French vocabulary may also find the French thesaurus feature of interest (the text is entirely in English, pop-up thesaurus in French).
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Read information about the authorSamuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).
Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling.
He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.
However, he lacked financial acumen. Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy. With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.
Born during a visit by Halley's Comet, he died on its return. He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".
Excerpted from Μαρκ Τουαίν (Greek)