upper-class homes. Sunday morning came, cover of Harpers Bazaar November 1916 issue. His youngest daughter, Jean, was diagnosed with severe epilepsy in the mid-1890s and some years later, during epileptic attacks, she twice tried to murder her housekeeper. They contributed powerfully to a growing pessimism in him, a deep-down feeling that human existence is a cosmic joke perpetrated by a chuckling God. And ignorantly and unthinkingly?
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AN aged stranger entered, an aged stranger entered and moved with slow and noiseless step up the main aisle, his eyes fixed upon the minister, his long body clothed in a robe that reached to his feet, his head bare, his white hair descending. Twain wrote The War Prayer to express his outrage over American military intervention in the Philippines. At first, he prospected for silver and gold, convinced that he would become the savior of his struggling family and the sharpest-dressed man in Virginia City and San Francisco. Hemingway's comment refers specifically to the colloquial language of Twain's masterpiece, as for perhaps the first time in America, the vivid, raw, not-so-respectable voice of the common folk was used to create great literature. Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Samuel. These imaginary river towns are complex places: sunlit and exuberant on the one hand, but also vipers' nests of cruelty, poverty, drunkenness, loneliness and life-crushing boredomall parts of Sam Clemens' boyhood experience. Three years later, Twain published a collection of his best short stories - "Old and new essays then its popularity has increased even more. As the war began, the people of Missouri angrily split between support for the Union and the Confederacy. Hannibal inspired several of Mark Twain's fictional locales, including "St. Widely known in the folk tale Twain story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" (1865). Probably the most famous American of the late 19th century, he was much photographed and applauded wherever he went.
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His travels brought him to New York and Connecticut, where he hoped to locate and shake hands with.
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