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The Inventions of Mark Twain

John Lauber

Published 1990
ISBN : 9780809058693
Hardcover
352 pages
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Young Sam Clemens reinvented himself to become Mark Twain--writer, family man, lecturer, speculator, publisher, world traveler & perhaps the most widely recognized public figure of his time. For Twain, to write was to live fully with all hisMoreYoung Sam Clemens reinvented himself to become Mark Twain--writer, family man, lecturer, speculator, publisher, world traveler & perhaps the most widely recognized public figure of his time. For Twain, to write was to live fully with all his energies- & yet to participate in the outside world was equally vital. His business enterprises reflected a restless search for excitement. Typical of his speculations were his disastrous financial & emotional involvement in the Paige automatic typesetter & his publication of the enormously successful Memoirs of General Grant. But the anchor of his life remained his uniquely personal mansion in Hartford. Home & family were at the core of his being, & Lauber illuminates Twains family life, his very close relationships with his wife & daughters.AcknowledgmentsPrefaceApprenticeAuthorReturn to the riverThe dimensions of successHuckleberry FinnColonel SellersMugwumpTwins of geniusThe best book ever writtenPublisher to a heroStanding outside the door of plentyImmortal hopefulnessShall we ever laugh again?SourcesNotesIndex