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The Resource A family sketch and other private writings, by Mark Twain, Livy Clemens, Susy Clemens ; edited by Benjamin Griffin of the Mark Twain Project

A family sketch and other private writings, by Mark Twain, Livy Clemens, Susy Clemens ; edited by Benjamin Griffin of the Mark Twain Project

Label
A family sketch and other private writings
Title
A family sketch and other private writings
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Twain, Livy Clemens, Susy Clemens ; edited by Benjamin Griffin of the Mark Twain Project
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Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book publishes, for the first time in full, the two most revealing of Mark Twain's private writings. Here he turns his mind to the daily life he shared with his wife Livy, their three daughters, a great many servants, and an imposing array of pets. These first-hand accounts display this gifted and loving family in the period of its flourishing. Mark Twain began to write "A Family Sketch" in response to the early death of his eldest daughter Susy, but the manuscript grew under his hands to become an exuberant account of the entire household. His record of the childrens' sayings--"Small Foolishnesses"--is next, followed by the related manuscript "At the Farm." Also included are selections from Livy's 1885 diary, and an authoritative edition of Susy's biography of her father, written when she was a teenager. Newly edited from the original manuscripts, this anthology is a unique record of a fascinating family
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
Dewey number
  • 818/.409
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1302
LC item number
.G75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1845-1904
  • 1872-1896
  • 1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Clemens, Olivia Langdon
  • Clemens, Susy
  • Griffin, Benjamin
Series statement
Jumping frogs: undiscovered, rediscovered, and celebrated writings of Mark Twain
Series volume
5
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Authors, American
Label
A family sketch and other private writings, by Mark Twain, Livy Clemens, Susy Clemens ; edited by Benjamin Griffin of the Mark Twain Project
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-188)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A family sketch / by Mark Twain -- A true story, repeated word for word as I heard it / by Mark Twain -- A record of the small foolishnesses of Susie and "Bay" Clemens (infants) / by Mark Twain -- At the farm / by Mark Twain -- Quarry Farm diary / by Livy Clemens -- Mark Twain / by Susy Clemens
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9780520280731
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn879246234
  • (OCoLC)879246234
Label
A family sketch and other private writings, by Mark Twain, Livy Clemens, Susy Clemens ; edited by Benjamin Griffin of the Mark Twain Project
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-188)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A family sketch / by Mark Twain -- A true story, repeated word for word as I heard it / by Mark Twain -- A record of the small foolishnesses of Susie and "Bay" Clemens (infants) / by Mark Twain -- At the farm / by Mark Twain -- Quarry Farm diary / by Livy Clemens -- Mark Twain / by Susy Clemens
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9780520280731
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn879246234
  • (OCoLC)879246234

Library Locations

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