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    Mark Twain's Letters: 1869 v. 3 (Mark Twain's Letters) (Hardback) By (author) Mark Twain, Edited by Victor Fischer, Edited by Michael B. Frank, Edited by Dahlia Armon

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    Description'Don't scold me, Livy - let me pay my due homage to your worth; let me honor you above all women; let me love you with a love that knows no doubt, no question - for you are my world, my life, my pride, my all of earth that is worth the having'. These are the words of Samuel Clemens in love. Playful and reverential, jubilant and despondent, they are filled with tributes to his fiancee Olivia Langdon and with promises faithfully kept during a thirty-four-year marriage. The 188 superbly edited letters gathered here show Samuel Clemens having few idle moments in 1869. When he was not relentlessly 'banged about from town to town' on the lecture circuit or busily revising "The Innocents Abroad", the book that would make his reputation, he was writing impassioned letters to Olivia. These letters, the longest he ever wrote, make up the bulk of his correspondence for the year and are filled with his acute wit and dazzling language. This latest volume of "Mark Twain's Letters" captures Clemens on the verge of becoming the celebrity and family man he craved to be. This volume has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and by a major donation to the Friends of The Bancroft Library from the Pareto Fund.


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    Title
    Mark Twain's Letters: 1869 v. 3
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Twain, Edited by Victor Fischer, Edited by Michael B. Frank, Edited by Dahlia Armon
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 775
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,325 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520036703
    ISBN 10: 0520036700
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    Libri: I-BA
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    LC classification: PS1331.A4, PS1331 .A4 1987
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    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    Ill.
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 August 1992
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Victor Fischer and Michael B. Frank are editors and Dahlia Armon is a former editor with the Mark Twain Project at The Bancroft Library.
    Review quote
    "The Mark Twain Project editors handle the dramatic exigencies of 1869 with their accustomed deftness and transparency. Their 'plain text' transcriptions offer a reader the feeling of an immediate encounter with Clemens's letters, and the accompanying annotative and supplementary materials--facsimiles, photographs, genealogical charts--provide a wealth of information and texture."--Jeffrey Steinbrink, "American Literature