The Mark Twain studio, an enclosed gazebo Twain used for writing while summering at his wife’s family’s farm in Elmira, New York.
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Of the odd things which George Orwell says about Mark Twain, to me the most remarkable is this: Mark Twain aimed at being something more than a chronicler of the Mississippi and the Gold Rush. In his own day he was famous all over the world as a humorist and comic lecturer. In New York, [...]
“If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes ten years later there.” – Mark Twain
From Cuivre River State Park I drove on up to Hannibal, Missouri. Mark Twain was born just outside town, and he spent his boyhood just up the block from the main intersection, where the road from the river landing crosses Main Street. The town is well-preserved, and Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn turn out to [...]
“I am at a loss to understand why people hold Miss Austen’s novels at so high a rate, which seem to me vulgar in tone, sterile in artistic invention, imprisoned in the wretched conventions of English society, without genius, wit, or knowledge of the world. Never was life so pinched and narrow. The one problem [...]