Mark Twain

, by
Mark Twain by Hill, Hamlin Lewis, 9780226336473
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9780226336473 | 0226336476
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/15/2010

  • Rent


    *This item is part of an exclusive publisher rental program and requires an additional convenience fee. This fee will be reflected in the shopping cart.
  • Buy Used

    Usually Ships in 2-4 Business Days

  • Buy New

    Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days


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. 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. AsMark Twain: God's Fooldemonstrates, the difficult circumstances of Twain's personal life make his humorous output all the more surprising and admirable. "Ham[lin] Hill remains among the smartest, most honest, and most humane of Twain scholarsand . . .God's Foolparades those qualities on every page." Jeff Steinbrink, Franklin & Marshall College "Fills a great, long-standing need for a thoroughly researched book about Mark Twain's twilight years. . . . Splendidly, grippingly written and excellently documented. . . . Likely to be a standard work for as long as anyone can foresee." Choice

You might also enjoy...

Loading Icon

Please wait while the item is added to your bag...
Continue Shopping Button
Checkout Button
Loading Icon
Continue Shopping Button