The letters of Mark Twain and Joseph Hopkins Twichell /

This book contains the complete texts of all known correspondence between Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) and Joseph Hopkins Twichell. Theirs was a rich exchange. The long, deep friendship of Clemens and Twichell - a Congregationalist minister of Hartford, Connecticut - rarely fails to surprise, give...

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Main Authors: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 (Author), Twichell, Joseph Hopkins, 1838-1918 (Author)
Other Authors: Bush, Harold K. 1956-2021 (Editor), Courtney, Steve, 1948- (Editor), Messent, Peter, 1946- (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia, [2017]
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264 1 |a Athens, Georgia :  |b The University of Georgia,  |c [2017] 
300 |a x, 447 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :  |b illustrations ;  |c 24 cm. 
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520 |a This book contains the complete texts of all known correspondence between Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) and Joseph Hopkins Twichell. Theirs was a rich exchange. The long, deep friendship of Clemens and Twichell - a Congregationalist minister of Hartford, Connecticut - rarely fails to surprise, given the general reputation Twain has of being antireligious. Beyond this, an examination of the growth, development, and shared interests characterizing that friendship makes it evident that, as in most things about him, Mark Twain defies such easy categorization or judgment. From the moment of their first encounter in 1868, a rapport was established. When Twain went to dinner at the Twichell home, he wrote to his future wife that he had "got up to go at 9.30 PM, & never sat down again - but [Twichell] said he was bound to have his talk out - & I was willing - & so I only left at 11." This conversation continued, in various forms, for forty-two years - in both men's houses, on Hartford streets, on Bermuda roads, and on Alpine trails. The dialogue between these two men - one an inimitable American literary figure, the other a man of deep perception who himself possessed both narrative skill and wit - has been much discussed by Twain biographers. But it has never been presented in this way before: as a record of their surviving correspondence; of the various turns of their decades-long exchanges; of what Twichell described in his journals as the 'long full feast of talk" with his friend, whom he would always call "Mark." -- from dust jacket. 
505 0 |a Introduction -- Part 1. 1868-1871. First meeting (Hartford); the Twain-Olivia Langdon courtship and marriage; the Buffalo residence -- Part 2. 1871-1891. Twain's Hartford years -- Part 3. 1891-1900. Twain and his family as peripatetics; business failure; the death of Susy; continued exile -- Part 4. 1901-1904. The return to America; Livy's illness and death -- Part 5. 1904-1910. After Livy's death; the final years -- A brief afterword -- Appendix 1. Undated or fragmentary correspondence -- Appendix 2. Four further letters. 
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