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Mark and Livy

the love story of Mark Twain and the woman who almost tamed him

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This edition published in by Atheneum, Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Maxwell Macmillan International in New York, . Toronto, . New York.

Written in English

334 pages

Olivia Langdon Clemens was not only the love of Mark Twain's life and the mother of his children, she was also his editor, muse, critic and trusted advisor. She read his letters and speeches. He relied on her judgment on his writing, and readily admitted that she not only edited his work, but also edited his public persona. Until now, little has been known about Livy's crucial place in Twain's life. In Resa Willis's affecting and fascinating biography, we meet a dignified, optimistic woman who married young, raised three sons and a daughter, endured myriad health problems and money woes and who faithfully traipsed all over the world with Twain - Africa, Europe, Asia-while battling his moodiness and her frailty. Twain adored her. A hard-drinking dreamer with an insatiable wanderlust, he needed someone to tame him. It was Livy who encouraged him to finish his autobiography even through the last stages of her illness. When she died in 1904, Twain's zest for life and writing was gone. He died six years later. A triumph of the biographer's art, Mark and Livy presents the fullest picture yet of one of the most influential women in American letters.

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Mark and Livy
2004, Taylor & Francis Group Plc
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Mark and Livy
2003, Taylor & Francis Inc
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Mark and Livy: the love story of Mark Twain and the woman who almost tamed him
1992, Atheneum, Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Maxwell Macmillan International
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Mark and Livy

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Olivia Langdon Clemens was not only the love of Mark Twain's life and the mother of his children, she was also his editor, muse, critic and trusted advisor. She read his letters and speeches. He relied on her judgment on his writing, and readily admitted that she not only edited his work, but also edited his public persona. Until now, little has been known about Livy's crucial place in Twain's life. In Resa Willis's affecting and fascinating biography, we meet a dignified, optimistic woman who married young, raised three sons and a daughter, endured myriad health problems and money woes and who faithfully traipsed all over the world with Twain - Africa, Europe, Asia-while battling his moodiness and her frailty. Twain adored her. A hard-drinking dreamer with an insatiable wanderlust, he needed someone to tame him. It was Livy who encouraged him to finish his autobiography even through the last stages of her illness. When she died in 1904, Twain's zest for life and writing was gone. He died six years later. A triumph of the biographer's art, Mark and Livy presents the fullest picture yet of one of the most influential women in American letters.

Mark and Livy

the love story of Mark Twain and the woman who almost tamed him

This edition published in by Atheneum, Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Maxwell Macmillan International in New York, . Toronto, . New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [318]-320) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
818/.409, B
Library of Congress
PS1332 .W55 1992

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1562050M
Internet Archive
marklivylove00will
ISBN 10
0689121547
LC Control Number
91043454
Library Thing
146019
Goodreads
3801144

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