The Life of Mark Twain: The Final Years, 1891–1910 (Mark Twain and His Circle #3) (Hardcover)

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In the final volume of his three-volume biography, Gary Scharnhorst chronicles the life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens from his family’s extended trip to Europe in 1891 to his death in 1910. During this period, Clemens was one of the most famous people in the world. He also grapples with bankruptcy, returns to the lecture circuit, loses two daughters and his wife, and writes some of his darkest, most critical works in the last years of his life.
 

About the Author


Gary Scharnhorst is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the author or editor of fifty books, including Mark Twain on Potholes and Politics: Letters to the Editor. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 

Praise For…


“The final volume of Gary Scharnhorst’s epic biography of Mark Twain brings new insight and clarity to Twain’s most controversial and misunderstood period. Chronicling the twenty years that saw Twain grapple with seemingly unrelenting personal and professional disaster, The Life of Mark Twain: The Final Years, 1891-1910 dives deep into the historical record, persistently distinguishing fact from long-held academic hearsay, to reveal a fresh, coherent, and wholly substantive understanding of the last two decades of Twain’s life. But be warned: Scharnhorst’s portrait is at times unsettling. The net result, however, is arguably the most critically balanced and information-rich scholarly biography of Mark Twain yet produced.”—Joseph Csicsila, Eastern Michigan University, author of Heretical Fictions: Religion in the Literature of Mark Twain 


Product Details
ISBN: 9780826222411
ISBN-10: 0826222412
Publisher: University of Missouri
Publication Date: January 21st, 2022
Pages: 800
Language: English
Series: Mark Twain and His Circle
 

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