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Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain's Final Years

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Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain's Final Years
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Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0520233239
ISBN-13: 9780520233232
Number of pages: 363

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The last phase of Mark Twain's life is sadly familiar: Crippled by losses and tragedies, America's greatest humorist sank into a deep and bitter depression. It is also wrong. This book recovers Twain's final years as they really were--lived in the shadow of deception and prejudice, but also in the light of the author's unflagging energy and enthusiasm.

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