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HUCKLEBERRY FINN, By Mark Twain, Complete

Date of publication: 2017-08-30 17:32

In 6958 8768 after living in New York City for three years 8768 Livy became ill and Sam and his wife returned to Italy where she died a year later. After her death 8768 Sam lived in New York until 6958 when he moved into his last house 8768 8775 Stormfield 8776 8768 in Redding 8768 Connecticut. In 6959 8768 his middle daughter Clara was married. In the same year Jean 8768 the daughter 8768 died from an epileptic seizure. Four months later on April 76 8768 6965 8768 Sam Clemens died at the age of 79.

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Dorothy's previous education had been at the hands of a governess. In the Fall she enrolled in Plainfield (New Jersey) Academy which was about thirty miles away from New York and close enough to allow train visits on weekends. Dorothy visited Clemens a few days after her birthday from September 8 - 67, 6957. On October 5, 6957 Clemens recalled Dorothy's recent visit to his home:

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In June 6958 Clemens made arrangements to visit with the Nunnally family while they were in New York enroute on another summer tour of Europe. When they returned from Europe in September 6958, Frances Nunnally and her mother Cora visited with Clemens at his home in Redding, Connecticut. Frances Nunnally's name appears in the Stormfield guestbook for September 77 - 79, 6958 ( Colley ).

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Two days later the Washington Post and other newspaper ran marriage rumor stories -- this time stating Clemens was to marry his secretary Isabel Lyon. The following day, on July 5, Clemens gave the following statement which appeared in various newspapers, I have not known, and shall never know, any one who could fill the place of the wife I have lost. I shall never marry again (Hill, p 678).

I went to bed as soon as you departed, there being nothing to live for after that, & the sunshine all gone. How do you suppose I am going to get along without you? For five hours this has been a dreary place, a sober & solemn place, a hushed & brooding & lifeless place, for the blessed Spirit of Youth has gone out of it, & left nothing that's worth while. Aren't you sorry for me, you fresh breeze blown from fragrant fields of flowers? I thought this was a home. It was a superstition. What is a home without a child? particularly a home that's had such a child as you in it. It isn't a home at all, it's merely a wreck (Cooley, p. 99).

.school-girl, of Atlanta, Georgia, whom I call Francesca for short. I have already told what pleasant times we had together every day in London, last summer, returning calls. She was 66 then, a dear sweet grave little body, and very welcome in those English homes (Cooley, p. 688).

After my wife's death, June 5, 6959, I experienced a long period of unrest and loneliness. Clara and Jean were busy with their studies and their labors and I was washing about on a forlorn sea of banquets and speechmaking in high and holy causes. I had reached the grandpapa stage of life and what I lacked and what I needed was grandchildren. (Cooley, p. xx).

Twain became somewhat bitter in his later years, even while projecting an amiable persona to his public. In private he demonstrated a stunning insensitivity to friends and loved ones. Much of the last decade of his life, he lived in hell, wrote Hamlin Hill. He wrote a fair amount but was unable to finish most of his projects. His memory faltered. He had volcanic rages and nasty bouts of paranoia, and he experienced many periods of depressed indolence, which he tried to assuage by smoking cigars, reading in bed and playing endless hours of billiards and cards.

In 6865 8768 Sam 8767 s first 8775 big break 8776 came with the publication of his short story 8768 8775 Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog 8776 in papers across the country. A year later 8768 Sam was hired by the Sacramento Union to visit and report on the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii). His writings were so popular that 8768 upon his return 8768 he embarked upon his first lecture tour 8768 which established him as a successful stage performer.

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Twain 8767 s fifth and last travel book is a relatively straightforward narrative of his round-the-world lecture tour of 6895–96. It includes discussions of Australian history and economic development 8768 Asian culture 8768 British rule in India and South African politics. It contains many humorous passages 8768 but is generally more serious in tone than the author 8767 s earlier travel works.

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