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Sam Clemens of Hannibal Dixon Wecter

Sam Clemens of Hannibal

Dixon Wecter

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A loving appraisement of the sources of Mark Twains writings in his own youth. Twains idealized early years were grist to the mill of his fertile imagination--with even his later works such as The Prince & the Pauper, & The ConnecticutMoreA loving appraisement of the sources of Mark Twains writings in his own youth. Twains idealized early years were grist to the mill of his fertile imagination--with even his later works such as The Prince & the Pauper, & The Connecticut Yankee having roots in boyhood enthusiasms. In tapping new sources in this account that treats microscopically of Twains progenitors, Twain & the man, neighbors & playmates, much of the incidental life of Hannibal--has points of variance with the accepted biography by Albert Bigelow Paine, will make for some interesting speculation. Wecter carries his stories thru to the writers initiation into journalism, his sophomoric efforts in wit & mock heroics, & his decision to leave Hannibal for the wide world.--Kirkus