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Mark Twain: Man in White

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Mark Twain: Man in White by Michael Shelden
Jan 26, 2010 | ISBN 9781588369284

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“Vivid and immersive and enormously readable, Man in White seems to me the liveliest and best work of Twain biography in recent memory.”—Jon Clinch, author of Finn

“Here is a well-researched book for all Twainiacs as well as those coming to the subject’s late years for the first time.”—Publishers Weekly

“Marvelous, haunting …A powerful evocation of a man full of vigor, charm, charisma, and above all humor, even in the midst of life’s storms and earthquakes. Shelden weaves it all together masterfully with detective-like curiosity…a cunning critical sensibility and a deep historical and scholarly expertise… A very fine piece of biographical storytelling–and a pleasure to read.”–Harold K. Bush, author of Mark Twain and the Spiritual Crisis of His Age

“A genuine breakthrough in Mark Twain biography. Entirely revises our thinking about Twain’s final years, and does so in eloquent, moving prose that brings every scene into vivid focus.”–Alan Gribben, American Literary Scholarship

“Shelden uses unpublished sources, including Twain’s journals and letters, to document the iconic author’s later years.”—USA Today

“This superb biography, told in a nonacademic tone, is saturated with sadness, but every reader will be grateful that, finally, Mark Twain appears before us, warts and all. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal, starred
“Impressive scholarship delivers the authentic accents of a truly American voice.”—Booklist, starred

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