Biography & Memoir Books:

Mark Twain

God's Fool

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Mark Twain by Hamlin Hill
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After laughing their way through his classic and beloved depictions of nineteenth-century American life, few readers would suspect that Mark Twain's last years were anything but happy and joyful. They would be wrong. As Hamlin Hill reveals in "Mark Twain: God's Fool", contrary to the myth perpetrated by his literary executors, Twain ended his life as a frustrated writer plagued by paranoia. He suffered personal tragedies, got involved in questionable business ventures, and was a demanding and controlling father and husband. As Hill's book demonstrates, the difficult circumstances of Twain's personal life make his humorous output all the more surprising and admirable.

Author Biography

Hamlin Hill (1931-2002) taught at the University of New Mexico, the University of Chicago, and Texas A&M University, where he led the Department of English until 1989. He is the author or editor of many volumes, several of which center on Mark Twain, Twain's work, and American humor.
Release date Australia
April 27th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of Chicago Press
Pages
336
Dimensions
140x216x23
ISBN-13
9780226336473
Product ID
3997993

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