Mark Twain: Man in White by Michael Shelden audiobook

Mark Twain: Man in White: The Grand Adventure of His Final Years

By Michael Shelden
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Recorded Books, Inc. 9780679448006
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Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Shelden illuminates Mark Twain's twilight years in this brilliant account of the legendary author's life. Drawing heavily on Twain's own letters and journals, Mark Twain: Man in White recounts both Twain's private family experiences and his larger-than-life public image.

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A Library Journal Best Book in 2010

Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Shelden illuminates Mark Twain's twilight years in this brilliant account of the legendary author's life. Drawing heavily on Twain's own letters and journals, Mark Twain: Man in White recounts both Twain's private family experiences and his larger-than-life public image.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Here is a well-researched book for all Twainiacs as well as those coming to the subject’s late years for the first time.” Publishers Weekly
“Impressive scholarship delivers the authentic accents of a truly American voice.” Booklist (starred review)
Man in White deftly outlines the conflict, during Twain’s last years, between the adored public figure and the burdened, frequently bitter private man.” Wall Street Journal
“This superb biography, told in a nonacademic tone, is saturated with sadness, but every reader will be grateful that, finally, Mark Twain appears before us, warts and all. Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“Vividly and masterfully told…Opens an entertaining window into the people, places, and events of an age.” Washington Times
“Marvelous, haunting…A powerful evocation of a man full of vigor, charm, charisma, and above all humor, even in the midst of life's storms and earthquakes. Shelden weaves it all together masterfully with detective-like curiosity.” Prof Harold K. Bush, author of Mark Twain and the Spiritual Crisis of His Age
“Shelden’s account of Twain’s Gotterdammerung gives us the man who put on a white suit long before Tom Wolfe, in all his twilight glory. Good stuff.” Christopher Buckley, author of Thank You for Smoking and Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir
“Riveting.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Michael Shelden

Author Bio: Michael Shelden

Michael Shelden spent twelve years as a feature writer for the Daily Telegraph in London and as a fiction critic for the Baltimore Sun. He has written several biographies, including Orwell, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. He is currently a professor of English at Indiana State University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 17.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English