Mark Twain's daughter tells of her life with the famous pianist-conductor who died in 1935. Their first meeting in Vienna, their long courtship, which was stormy, and their eventual marriage, against much advice to the contrary. The sorrows that came right afterwards, Gabrilowitsch's growing fame and his building up of the symphony in Detroit. There are many letters between the two, and plenty of pictures of Gabrilowitsch's relations with other musicians, and his place in the artistic world, besides a loving portrait of the man himself, his vitality, kindness, generosity, perseverence, and courage, especially during his last, trying sickness. A book for music lovers as well as the general reader of biography.