A book for the student of Mark Twain who goes deeply enough into his subject to want to see various facets. Masters looks upon him as an unfulfilled genius, a clown with a broken heart who never played up to his convictions. He studies his early life as source material for his later books. He is not angry -- simply hurt, disturbed, for he feels that while Mark Twain made a contribution, he evaded his responsibilities towards current social questions. A book for limited market.