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Joseph Hopkins Twichell : the life and times of Mark Twain's closest friend

Author: Steve Courtney
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bewilderment often follows when one learns that Mark Twain's best friend of forty years was a minister. That Joseph Hopkins Twichell (1838-1918) was also a New Englander with Puritan roots only  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Joseph Hopkins Twichell; Mark Twain; Joseph Hopkins Twichell; Mark Twain; Joseph Hopkins Twichell
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Courtney
ISBN: 9780820330563 0820330566
OCLC Number: 162507252
Description: xix, 331 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: A man on the cusp of the modern --
Acknowledgments --
The crocodiles --
Eternity in the wind --
The soul streaming into the eyes and ears --
The old brick row --
The tall student --
City of dreams and shadows --
The sword of the Lord and Gideon --
A matter of feud --
Which is the dream? --
The heaped-up grave --
An arrow through me --
The wild humorist of the Pacific Slope --
Keene Flats --
The work to my very door --
Peru --
Problems of belief --
Sickles's counterrevolution --
Tramping --
Runaway horses --
He made me feel ridiculous --
Harmony and family --
The coming man and the uses of history --
The doctrine of total depravity --
Unsent letters.
Responsibility: Steve Courtney.
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"Courtney's biography of Joseph Hopkins Twichell is both comprehensive and compulsively readable. Herein find the Rev. Twichell, a man in full: New England son, Civil War chaplain, advocate of Read more...

 
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