THE STORY OF MARK TWAIN by Joan Howard

THE STORY OF MARK TWAIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Narrative talent in no small degree characterized Joan Howard's stories, The 13th is Magic and The Summer is Magic, but it is not enough for this biography of Samuel Clemens. Once again the limitations of the Series are evident in this:- the emphasis on incidents in the youth of the subject, short shrift made of the later years. The result here is that material already familiar to youngsters brought up on Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn is played up in the portrait of Clemens as a boy. But the later years produce small evidence to bear out the biographer's extravagant praise of the man, Mark Twain.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1953
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap