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In his later life Twain's family suppressed some

Sometimes the image of men and women shown in the media subtly and incorrectly influences our perception of sexuality. Seldom does the media present a balanced, mature, loving marital relationship. Men are often presented as strong, dashing heroes with little commitment and only one desire—sex. Women are portrayed as hopelessly romantic, pragmatically or silly, who in any case have one function—that of satisfying man’s one desire. Both of these narrow views deny the individuality of men and women. The

Foreword and notes by John S. Tuckey text established by William M. Gibson and the staff of the Mark Twain Project. (cloth and paperback). 1982, 2004, and 2010. ISBN .Mark Twain PapersThe Bancroft Library, Room 475University of CaliforniaBerkeley, 94720-6000

Conversations with his father-in-law and other abolitionists—and with former slaves—helped prompt Twain to re-examine the moral underpinnings of the world in which he had grown up. And find them wanting. Yet no trace of the pain inflicted by slavery and or the injustice of racism had cast a shadow over the luminous happy “boy’s book” he had just published—despite the fact that Twain now knew just how deeply pain and injustice had infused the world in which he had lived as

By the 1890s, Mark Twain was losing money faster than he could make it and that took a certain kind of genius. Twain—the pen of Samuel L. Clemens—ranked among the highest paid authors in 19th century America, thanks to books like debut bestseller to his midlife masterpiece The stage adaptation of ran for years he even invented and patented a hot-selling scrapbook. Plus, Twain was married to a wealthy coal heiress, Olivia Langdon, whose father on their wedding night had given them a mansion wi

Mark Twain was a great author—but a incompetent businessman. He lost money on an engraving process, on a magnetic telegraph, on a steam pulley, on the Fredonia Watch Company, on railroad stocks. He once turned down a chance to buy into Bell Telephone even though he had one of the nation’s first residential phones. The author eventually lost so much money that in 1891 he moved the family out of their Hartford home Twain would sell it after twenty years for about one-sixth the amount he put into

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