Inventing Mark Twain

Inventing Mark Twain

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Andrew Hoffman draws on thousands of original sources to reveal how the tragic early deaths of Clemens's father and siblings left him guilt-ridden throughout his formative years. He examines his turbulent marriage to Olivia Langdon and explores the care with which he crafted Mark Twain. He also describes the profound ambivalence Clemens felt towards his more famous persona. Journalist, lecturer, publisher, businessman and speculaor, as well as an authorand socialite, Samuel Langhorne Clemens was a man of many and conflicting talents. Here Andrew Hoffman peels back the layers to lay bare the essence of one of the world's greatest literary talents.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 101.6 x 154.94 x 38.1mm | 725.74g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16pp b&w photographs
  • 0753804581
  • 9780753804582

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