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Dangerous intimacy : the untold story of Mark Twain's final years

Verfasser/in: Karen Lystra
Verlag: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : Bundesstaatliche Regierungsveröffentlichung   Computer-Datei : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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"Dangerous Intimacy tells the story of how, shortly after his wife's death in 1904, Twain enjoyed the attentions of Isabel Lyon, his flirtatious - and calculating - secretary. Lyon desperately wanted to marry her boss, who was almost thirty years her senior. She manipulated the household into exiling Jean, Twain's youngest daughter and an epileptic, to a sanitarium. With the help of Twain's assistant, Ralph  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Name: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Isabel Lyon; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Isabel Lyon; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Isabel Lyon; Mark Twain
Medientyp: Biografie, Amtliche Veröffentlichung, Bundesstaatliche Regierungsveröffentlichung, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Computer-Datei, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Karen Lystra
ISBN: 0520233239 9780520233232 9780520250000 0520250001
OCLC-Nummer: 52948859
Beschreibung: xxi, 342 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Inhalt: 1. Mark Twain--Sam's women --
2. Heartbreak --
3. Rearranging the household --
4. Looking for love --
5. A pact with the devil --
6. Life in the sanitarium --
7. Someone to love him and pet him --
8. A viper to her bosom --
9. Innocence at home --
10. Stormfield --
11. An American Lear --
12. Illusions of love --
13. Unraveling --
14. The exile returns --
15. Confrontation --
16. A formidable adversary --
17. False exoneration --
18. The funniest joke in the world --
19. Melting marble with ice --
20. The end of my autobiography --
How little one may tell.
Andere Titel Untold story of Mark Twain's final years
Verfasserangabe: Karen Lystra.
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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.  Weiterlesen…

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