During the 1860s, Mark Twain’s ramblings took him all over the American West, where he prospected for gold and silver, speculated on timber and mining stocks, sailed to Hawaii, and worked for a succession of small newspapers. In this semi-fictional account of this period in his life, Twain relates his adventures, some true and some not, and creates sketches of the unforgettable characters he encountered: desperados, vigilantes, newspapermen, Mormons, and prospectors. From stagecoach travel to the etiquette of prospecting, the modern reader gains considerable insight into that much-fictionalized time and place.
This title is part of the series: NORTH AMERICA TRAVEL LIBRARY
9 and up