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The Resource Twain's End

Twain's End

Label
Twain's End
Title
Twain's End
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Cullen
Title variation
Twains end
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Language
eng
Summary
From the bestselling and highly acclaimed author of the "page-turning tale" (Library Journal, starred review) Mrs. Poe comes a fictionalized imagining of the personal life of America's most iconic writer: Mark Twain.In March of 1909, Mark Twain cheerfully blessed the wedding of his private secretary, Isabel V. Lyon, and his business manager, Ralph Ashcroft. One month later, he fired both. He proceeded to write a ferocious 429-page rant about the pair, calling Isabel "a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug, a traitor, a conspirator, a filthy-minded and salacious slut pining for seduction." Twain and his daughter, Clara Clemens, then slandered Isabel in the newspapers, erasing her nearly seven years of devoted service to their family. How did Lyon go from being the beloved secretary who ran Twain's life to a woman he was determined to destroy? In Twain's End, Lynn Cullen "cleverly spins a mysterious, dark tale" (Booklist) about the tangled relationships between Twain, Lyon, and Ashcroft, as well as the little-known love triangle between Helen Keller, her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy, and Anne's husband, John Macy, which comes to light during their visit to Twain's Connecticut home in 1909. Add to the party a furious Clara Clemens, smarting from her own failed love affair, and carefully kept veneers shatter. Based on Isabel Lyon's extant diary, Twain's writings, letters, photographs, and events in Twain's boyhood that may have altered his ability to love, Twain's End triumphs as "a tender evocation of a vain, complicated man's twilight years and a last chance at love" (People)
Summary
"A tale inspired by Mark Twain's controversial public denouncement of his private secretary reimagines the tangled relationships between the iconic writer and his intimate colleagues to illuminate events in Twain's childhood that challenged his ability to love."--Publisher's description
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10439930
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Twain's End
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d4904a0b-5cf0-4ea6-a95a-a9a15586d4e2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781476758985
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Twain's End
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d4904a0b-5cf0-4ea6-a95a-a9a15586d4e2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781476758985
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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