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In his later life Twain's family suppressed some of his work

Ed. Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, and Lin Salamo. 1995. Hardcover ISBN . At .Mark Twain PapersThe Bancroft Library, Room 475University CaliforniaBerkeley, CA 94720-6000

This is key, because more than anything else it is this feigned interaction that attracted Twain to the letter form. Consider he was doing with his autobiographical dictations he was performing for and interacting with his different stenographers, whom he prized for their skills as sounding boards for him. (This list includes his first biographer, Albert Bigelow Paine, and the later-accused Isabel Lyon, to whom, before their falling out, he would read aloud sections from the dictations.) Lyon wrote in her

The set of three editions was published in 2001 may be purchased for $50,000. See for contents. To order, the Mark Twain Project.

Since the day Twain was born, he had been dancing with death. Born premature, even his mother expected him to die a babe. Fortunately for the world of literature, the baby born Samuel Clemens clung to life. Still, even though he survived infancy, he was bedridden until four and .Follow us on or subscribe to our so you don&apost miss out on our latest lists.

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