THE LOVE LETTERS OF MARK TWAIN by Dixon- Ed. Wecter

THE LOVE LETTERS OF MARK TWAIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The record of thirty five years of courtship and marriage, of an abiding devotion, a closeness of spirit which has never before been so clearly demonstrated as in these letters of Samuel Clemens to his wife, and lifelong sweetheart, Olivia. The letters, with the brief editorial comments, serve to throw light on various phases of Mark Twain's checkered career and tumultuous disposition. They reflect the heights and disappointments. There is enough of his writing- his lecturing- his travels to tie in with other biographical and autobiographical records, but primarily this is an intimate picture of the relationship with an adored wife, and the close family bond with his daughters, Susy, Clara and Jean...Special edition, with the much publicized autographed fly sheet (about 150) is already oversubscribed.

Pub Date: Nov. 7th, 1949
Publisher: Harper