By Mark Twain
The eagerly-awaited quantity 2 delves deeper into Mark Twain’s lifestyles, uncovering the various roles he performed in his inner most and public worlds. choked with his attribute mixture of humor and ire, the narrative levels without difficulty around the modern scene. He stocks his perspectives on writing and talking, his preoccupation with cash, and his contempt for the politics and politicians of his day. Affectionate and scathing by means of turns, his intractable interest and candor are in every single place on view.
Editors: Benjamin Griffin and Harriet E. Smith
affiliate Editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon ok. Goetz and Leslie Diane Myrick
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