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The Ordeal of Mark Twain by Van Wyck Brooks

The Ordeal of Mark Twain

by Van Wyck Brooks

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12 Hrs. 54 Min.


This book, published in 1920, analyzes the literary progression of Samuel Clemens and his shortcomings (which are debatable). Brooks attributes Clemens' increasing sense of pessimism to the repression of his creative spirit due largely to his mother and his wife. (Summary by Wikipedia and Lucretia B.).

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