ISBN-10: 041594774X

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Olivia Langdon Clemens was once not just the affection of Mark Twain's existence and the mum of his young children, she was once additionally his editor, muse, critic and depended on consultant. She learn his letters and speeches. He depended on her judgment on his writing, and effortlessly admitted that she not just edited his paintings, but in addition edited his public persona.Until now, little has been identified approximately Livy's the most important position in Twain's existence. In Resa Willis's affecting and interesting biography, we meet a dignified, positive girls who married younger, raised 3 sons and a daughter, continued myriad illnesses and funds woes and who faithfully traipsed around the globe with Twain--Africa, Europe, Asia--while combating his moodiness and her frailty.Twain cherished her. A hard-drinking dreamer with an insatiable wanderlust, he wanted an individual to tame him. It used to be Livy who inspired him to complete his autobiography even throughout the final levels of her affliction. while she died in 1904, Twain's zest for all times and writing used to be long gone. He died six years later.
A triumph of the biographer's paintings, Mark and Livy provides the fullest photograph but of 1 of the main influential ladies in American letters.

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