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Mark Twain letter and documents 1903-1909.

Author: Mark Twain
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Manuscript : English
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In a letter, [1903] January 14. Twain responds to an unidentified recipient's comments about the implication in his story "Was it heaven or hell?" that lying is possibly excusable under certain circumstances. Twain replies that on the day the story was published his invalided bedridden wife was not told that her daughter Jean was critically ill with pneumonia, leaving the recipient to decide whether deceiving his
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Genre/Form: Letters (Correspondence)
Obituaries
Named Person: Mark Twain; Jane Lampton Clemens; Olivia Langdon Clemens
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain
OCLC Number: 759407954
Notes: Forms part of the Clifton Waller Barrtt Library.
Description: 3 item.

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In a letter, [1903] January 14. Twain responds to an unidentified recipient's comments about the implication in his story "Was it heaven or hell?" that lying is possibly excusable under certain circumstances. Twain replies that on the day the story was published his invalided bedridden wife was not told that her daughter Jean was critically ill with pneumonia, leaving the recipient to decide whether deceiving his wife was persmissable in those circumstances.

The letter is accompanied by tear sheets of the story from Harpers Magazine and an obituay for Jean Clemens who drowned during an epileptic seizure six years later.

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