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Mark Twain, A Biography: 1835-1866

Volume I, Part 1

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Language: English
Wordcount: 87,817 / 256 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.4
LoC Category: CT
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Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Biography
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pulpit, according to the custom of that community. For some reason, the minister put the document aside and neglected it. At the close of the service Clemens rose and, going to the pulpit, read his announcement himself to the congregation. Those who knew Mark Twain best will not fail to recall in him certain of his father's legacies.

The arrival of a letter from "Colonel Sellers" inviting the Hawkins family to come to Missouri is told in The Gilded Age. In reality the letter was from John Quarles, who had married Jane Clemens's sister, Patsey Lampton, and settled in Florida, Monroe County, Missouri. It was a momentous letter in The Gilded Age, and no less so in reality, for it shifted the entire scene of the Clemens family fortunes, and it had to do with the birthplace and the shaping of the career of one whose memory is likely to last as long as American history.


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A HUMBLE BIRTHPLACE

Florida, Missouri, was a small village in the early thirties--smaller than it is now, perh

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