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Mark and Livy: The Love Story of Mark Twain and the Woman Who Almost Tamed Him by  Resa Willis - Paperback - 2000 - from Harvest Moon Farm Book Cellar (SKU: 008561)

Mark and Livy: The Love Story of Mark Twain and the Woman Who Almost Tamed Him

Mark and Livy: The Love Story of Mark Twain and the Woman Who Almost Tamed Him by  Resa Willis - Paperback - 2000 - from Harvest Moon Farm Book Cellar (SKU: 008561)
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Mark and Livy: The Love Story of Mark Twain and the Woman Who Almost Tamed Him

by Willis, Resa

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ISBN 10
1575000962
ISBN 13
9781575000961
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TV Books Inc, 2000. Soft Cover. Good. Book shows moderate wear/ spine tight, pages clean/ covers show moderate edge wear

Synopsis

Olivia Langdon Clemens was not only the love of Mark Twain's life and the mother of his children, she was also his editor, muse, critic and trusted advisor. She read his letters and speeches. He relied on her judgment on his writing, and readily admitted that she not only edited his work, but also edited his public persona. Until now, little has been known about Livy's crucial place in Twain's life. In Resa Willis's affecting and fascinating biography, we meet a dignified, optimistic woman who married young, raised three sons and a daughter, endured myriad health problems and money woes and who faithfully traipsed all over the world with Twain - Africa, Europe, Asia-while battling his moodiness and her frailty. Twain adored her. A hard-drinking dreamer with an insatiable wanderlust, he needed someone to tame him. It was Livy who encouraged him to finish his autobiography even through the last stages of her illness. When she died in 1904, Twain's zest for life and writing was gone. He died six years later. A triumph of the biographer's art, Mark and Livy presents the fullest picture yet of one of the most influential women in American letters.

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Bookseller
Harvest Moon Farm Book Cellar US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
008561
Title
Mark and Livy: The Love Story of Mark Twain and the Woman Who Almost Tamed Him
Author
Willis, Resa
Format/binding
Soft Cover
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1575000962
ISBN 13
9781575000961
Publisher
TV Books Inc
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.s.a.
Date published
2000
Product_type
2

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Harvest Moon Farm Book Cellar is a family owned and operated on-line bookstore. We are building a small non-conventional farm in the Texas Hill Country. We operate our bookstore out of a small outbuilding. Our books are located by searching every garage sale and thrift store, that we can, in over seven counties. We love the thrill of the hunt and the satisfaction of placing one person's unwanted book in the hands of someone who needs it (it also helps pay for the books we get to keep for ourselves).

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