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Twain's end, Lynn Cullen, (large print)

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Twain's end
Title
Twain's end
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Cullen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Isabel Lyon has gone down in history as the villainess who swindled Twain in his final decade. She never rebutted Twain's claims, never spoke badly of the man she called "The King," and kept her silence until she died in a tiny Greenwich Village apartment in 1958. So 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"--Provided by publisher
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Cullen, Lynn
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Literary form
fiction
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Clemens, Clara
  • Lyon, Isabel
  • Ashcroft, Ralph W
  • Sullivan, Annie
  • Macy, John Albert
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Label
Twain's end, Lynn Cullen, (large print)
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Publication
Control code
2015036827
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
551 p.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410486219
Lccn
2015036827
Label
Twain's end, Lynn Cullen, (large print)
Publication
Control code
2015036827
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
551 p.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410486219
Lccn
2015036827

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