Her article is in answer to the question: "What happened to Samuel Clemens
' estate between the time he died and the creation, seventy years later, of the current and permanent foundation bearing his pen name?"
Since his years as a graduate student (1938-41), Branch had focused his enormous energies, his seemingly indefatigable persistence, on finding, collecting, and editing sketches, letters, and newspaper squibs by Samuel Clemens
which had been written or published, but were otherwise lost, in the decade and half before he published his first book in 1867--Mark Twain's so-called apprenticeship.
Rewriting the Vernacular Mark Twain: The Aesthetics and Politics of Orality in Samuel Clemens
From Hannibal, Missouri in the 1830s to Orion's death in Iowa in 1897, Samuel Clemens
perpetually and sometimes obsessively defined himself against his older brother's formidable background--a circumstance Twain masked by treating Orion dismissively in his autobiographical writings and letters.
The Mark Twain Library was founded in 1908 by the most popular American author of the time, Samuel Clemens
- best known as Mark Twain - who lived in Redding.
Baldacci tells the Hartford Courant that he's a huge fan of Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens
, and has read everything he ever wrote.
| 1910: Novelist Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens
) died in Reading, Connecticut, aged 74.
Chesterton, Samuel Clemens
, Joan Didion, Molly Ivins, Jack London, and more.
blamed Buffalo, New York, a city that, in thirteen months' time, had tested his family with a number of "horrors and distress."
The Mighty Maximilian: Samuel Clemens
's Traveling Companion-Horender
As we all know, Samuel Clemens
walked upon feet of clay.
Scharnhorst utilizes a range of sources in his text, quoting extensively from Twain's writing, published interviews, letters, and news accounts to retell how Samuel Clemens
grew up and began his career.