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Twain's end, Lynn Cullen

Label
Twain's end
Title
Twain's end
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Cullen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the bestselling and highly acclaimed author of the "page-turning tale" (Library Journal, starred review) Mrs. Poe comes a fictionalized imagining of the personal life of America's most iconic writer: Mark Twain. In March of 1909, Mark Twain cheerfully blessed the wedding of his private secretary, Isabel V. Lyon, and his business manager, Ralph Ashcroft. One month later, he fired both. He proceeded to write a ferocious 429-page rant about the pair, calling Isabel "a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug, a traitor, a conspirator, a filthy-minded and salacious slut pining for seduction." Twain and his daughter, Clara Clemens, then slandered Isabel in the newspapers, erasing her nearly seven years of devoted service to their family. How did Lyon go from being the beloved secretary who ran Twain's life to a woman he was determined to destroy? In Twain's End, Lynn Cullen reimagines the tangled relationships between Twain, Lyon, and Ashcroft, as well as the little-known love triangle between Helen Keller, her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy, and Anne's husband, John Macy, which comes to light during their visit to Twain's Connecticut home in 1909. Add to the party a furious Clara Clemens, smarting from her own failed love affair, and carefully kept veneers shatter. Based on Isabel Lyon's extant diary, Twain's writings and letters, and events in Twain's boyhood that may have altered his ability to love, Twain's End explores this real-life tale of doomed love"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cullen, Lynn
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.U2955
LC item number
T95 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twain, Mark
  • Clemens, Clara
  • Lyon, Isabel
  • Ashcroft, Ralph W
  • Sullivan, Annie
  • Macy, John Albert
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • FICTION / Romance / Historical
Label
Twain's end, Lynn Cullen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1617652
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781476758978
Lccn
2015010122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1617652
  • (OCoLC)904813006
Label
Twain's end, Lynn Cullen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1617652
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781476758978
Lccn
2015010122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1617652
  • (OCoLC)904813006

Library Locations

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