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Author : Lynn Cullen
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-06-07
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1476758972
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"In March of 1909, Mark Twain cheerfully blessed the wedding of his private secretary, Isabel V. Lyon, and his business manager, Ralph Ashcroft. One month later, he fired both. He proceeded to write a ferocious 429-page rant about the pair, calling Isabel "a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug, a traitor, a conspirator, a filthy-minded and salacious slut pining for seduction." Twain and his daughter, Clara Clemens, then slandered Isabel in the newspapers, erasing her nearly seven years of devoted service to their family. Isabel Lyon has gone down in history as the villainess who swindled Twain in his final decade. She never rebutted Twain's claims, never spoke badly of the man she called "The King," and kept her silence until she died in a tiny Greenwich Village apartment in 1958. So how did Lyon go from being the beloved secretary who ran Twain's life to a woman he was determined to destroy? In Twain's End, Lynn Cullen reimagines the tangled relationships between Twain, Lyon, and Ashcroft, as well as the little-known love triangle between Helen Keller, her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy, and Anne's husband, John Macy, which comes to light during their visit to Twain's Connecticut home in 1909. Add to the party a furious Clara Clemens, smarting from her own failed love affair, and carefully-kept veneers shatter. Based on Isabel Lyon's extant diary, Twain's writings and letters, and events in Twain's boyhood that may have altered his ability to love, Twain's End explores this real-life tale of doomed love"--


Author : Mark Twain
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2011-02-05
Page : 202
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0520270002
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This is the only authoritative text of this late novel. It reproduces the manuscript which Mark Twain wrote last, and the only one he finished or called the "The Mysterious Stranger." Albert Bigelow Paine's edition of the same name has been shown to be a textual fraud.


Author : Forrest G. Robinson
Robinson Forrest G.
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1995-05-26
Page : 258
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9780521445931
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Accessible enough to interest new students as well as specialists, these essays examine Twain from a wide variety of critical perspectives. They include timely reflections by major critics on the hotly debated dynamics of race and slavery perceptible throughout his writing.


Author : Mark Twain
Publisher :
Release : 2021-03-27
Page : 386
Category :
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (or, in more recent editions, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels (Tom Sawyer Abroad and Tom Sawyer, Detective) and a friend of Tom Sawyer. It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.


Author : Twain, Mark
Publisher : Aegitas
Release : 2015-06-05
Page : 243
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1772467308
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Autobiography of Mark Twain or Mark Twain’s Autobiography refers to a lengthy set of reminiscences, dictated, for the most part, in the last few years of American author Mark Twain's life and left in typescript and manuscript at his death. The Autobiography comprises a rambling collection of anecdotes and ruminations rather than a conventional autobiography.


Author : Lynn Cullen
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-10
Page : 318
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1476702918
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Struggling to support her family in mid-19th-century New York, writer Frances Osgood makes an unexpected connection with literary master Edgar Allan Poe and finds her survival complicated by her intense attraction to the writer and the scheming manipulations of his wife. 75,000 first printing.


Author : Mark Twain
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2015-10-15
Page : 792
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0520279948
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The surprising final chapter of a great American life. When the first volume of Mark Twain’s uncensored Autobiography was published in 2010, it was hailed as an essential addition to the shelf of his works and a crucial document for our understanding of the great humorist’s life and times. This third and final volume crowns and completes his life’s work. Like its companion volumes, it chronicles Twain's inner and outer life through a series of daily dictations that go wherever his fancy leads. Created from March 1907 to December 1909, these dictations present Mark Twain at the end of his life: receiving an honorary degree from Oxford University; railing against Theodore RooseveAutobiography’s "Closing Words” movingly commemorate his daughter Jean, who died on Christmas Eve 1909. Also included in this volume is the previously unpublished "Ashcroft-Lyon Manuscript,” Mark Twain’s caustic indictment of his "putrescent pair” of secretaries and the havoc that erupted in his house during their residency. Fitfully published in fragments at intervals throughout the twentieth century, Autobiography of Mark Twain has now been critically reconstructed and made available as it was intended to be read. Fully annotated by the editors of the Mark Twain Project, the complete Autobiography emerges as a landmark publication in American literature. Editors: Benjamin Griffin and Harriet Elinor Smith Associate Editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Amanda Gagel, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Diane Myrick, Christopher M. Ohge


Author : Robert Burleigh
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-10-21
Page : 48
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1481428403
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Everyone knows the story of the raft on the Mississippi and that ol' whitewashed fence, but now it’s time for youngins everywhere to get right acquainted with the man behind the pen. Mr. Mark Twain! An interesting character, he was...even if he did sometimes get all gussied up in linen suits and even if he did make it rich and live in a house with so many tiers and gazebos that it looked like a weddin’ cake. All that’s a little too proper and hog tied for our narrator, Huckleberry Finn, but no one is more right for the job of telling this picture book biography than Huck himself. (We’re so glad he would oblige.) And, he’ll tell you one thing—that Mr. Twain was a piece a work! Famous for his sense of humor and saying exactly what’s on his mind, a real satirist he was—perhaps America’s greatest. Ever. True to Huck’s voice, this picture book biography is a river boat ride into the life of a real American treasure.


Author : Joe B. Fulton
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Release : 2018-07-15
Page : 306
Category : Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1640140344
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Tracks the genesis and evolution of Twain's reputation as a writer, revealing how and why the writer has been "under fire" since the advent of his career.


Author : Mark Twain
Publisher :
Release : 1879
Page : 651
Category : Europe
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Author : Mark Twain
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2010-06-22
Page : 256
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 0062020854
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Who Is Mark Twain? is a collection of twenty six wickedly funny, thought-provoking essays by Samuel Langhorne Clemens—aka Mark Twain—none of which have ever been published before, and all of which are completely contemporary, amazingly relevant, and gut-bustingly hilarious.


Author : Ulysses Simpson Grant
Publisher :
Release : 1885
Page : 1231
Category : Generals
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Author : Mark Perry
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2005-05
Page : 352
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0812966139
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Explores the relationship between Ulysses S. Grant and Samuel Clemens and assesses the literary influence that each had upon the other.


Author : Louis E. Asher
Publisher :
Release : 1942
Page : 190
Category :
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Author : Mark Twain
Publisher : New York : Harper
Release : 1899
Page : 294
Category : Conjoined twins
ISBN 13 :
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Pudd'nhead Wilson tells a story of a young slave woman who switches her light-skinned newborn with her master's son at birth, and consequently a terrible crime and courtroom drama eventually ensue. David Wilson is an educated, intelligent lawyer with an unusual hobby: collecting fingerprints. He is famous for making philosophical comments, which earns him the nickname 'Pudd'nhead' from the less-educated townspeople. Like much of Twain's work, the odd plot and characters tell us much about the peculiarities of American society in the late nineteenth century, as the author humorously and pointedly ridicules small-town politics, religious beliefs, and the flawed logic of racial and class hierarchies in his society.


Author : Richard Zacks
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2017
Page : 450
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0345802535
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"From Richard Zacks, bestselling author of The Pirate Hunter and Island of Vice, a rich and lively account of Mark Twain's late-life adventures abroad. In 1895, at age sixty, Mark Twain was dead broke and miserable--his recent novels had been critical and commercial failures, and he was bankrupted by his inexplicable decision to run a publishing company. His wife made him promise to pay every debt back in full, so Twain embarked on an around-the-world comedy lecture tour that would take him from the dusty small towns of the American West to the faraway lands of India, South Africa, Australia, and beyond. Richard Zacks' rich and entertaining narrative provides a portrait of Twain as complicated, vibrant individual, and showcases the biting wit and skeptical observation that made him one of the greatest of all American writers. Twain remained abroad for five years, a time of struggle and wild experiences -- and ultimately redemption, as he rediscovered his voice as a writer and humorist, and returned, wiser and celebrated. As he said in his famous reply to an article about his demise, "the report of my death is an exaggeration." Weaving together a trove of sources, including newspaper accounts, correspondence, and unpublished material from Berkeley's ongoing Twain Project, Zacks chronicles a chapter of Twain's life as complex as the author himself, full of foolishness and bad choices, but also humor, self-discovery, and triumph"--


Author : Michael Shelden
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 2010-01
Page : 484
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780679448006
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An in-depth biography of the man responsible for such classics as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Prince and the Pauper offers an account of the humorist's later years.


Author : Robert Moss
Publisher : New World Library
Release : 2015-09-15
Page : 272
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 1608683370
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Synchronicity is when the universe gets personal. Through this book of games and enchanting stories, you’ll learn how to monitor the play of coincidence and the symbolic resonance of incidents in daily life in order to tap into the deeper logic of events, receive extraordinary counsel, and have wonderful fun. You will be invited to become a kairomancer: someone who is poised to catch the messages in special moments when synchronicity is in play — and to take action to seize the opportunities those moments present. To be a kairomancer, you need to trust your feelings as you walk the roads of this world, to develop your personal science of shivers, and to recognize in your gut and your skin that you know far more than you hold on the surface of consciousness. This is a way of real magic, which is the art of bringing gifts from a deeper world into this one. Follow it, and you will put a champagne fizz of enchantment into your everyday life.


Author : Mark Twain
Richard A. Watson
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2011-10-02
Page : 208
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0520271513
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"Do you reckon Tom Sawyer was satisfied after all them adventures? No, he wasn't. It only just pisoned him for more." So Huck declares at the start of the first of these once celebrated but now little-known sequels to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. These unjustly neglected works are among the most enjoyable of Mark Twain's novels. In Tom Sawyer Abroad, Tom, Huck, and Jim travel across the Atlantic in a futuristic air balloon to encounter lions, robbers, fleas, and some of the world's greatest wonders. In Tom Saywer, Detective, Tom and Huck journey down the Mississippi to help solve a mysterious crime. Told in Huck's voice and replete with down-hime backwoods Missouri wisdom, these two stories tackle every subject from the Crusades and chronometers to ghosts and swearing popes.--Publisher description.


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Release : 1910
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Category : United States
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