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Description - Mark Twain by Hamlin Hill

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226336473
ISBN-10: 0226336476
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Hamlin Hill

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.

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