Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain's Final Years

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DANGEROUS INTIMACY
The Untold Story of
Mark Twain's Final Years

Karen Lystra

University of California Press • Berkeley, Los Angeles, London

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  • Title Page *
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  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • A Note on Names xxi
  • Chapter 1 - Mark Twain—and Sam's Women 1
  • Chapter 2 - Heartbreak 20
  • Chapter 3 - Rearranging the Household 45
  • Chapter 4 - Looking for Love 59
  • Chapter 5 - A Pact with the Devil 80
  • Chapter 6 - Life in the Sanitarium 88
  • Chapter 7 - Someone to Love Him and Pet Him 100
  • Chapter 8 - A Viper to Her Bosom 110
  • Chapter 9 - Innocence at Home 123
  • Chapter 10 - Stormfield 134
  • Chapter 11 - An American Lear 146
  • Chapter 12 - Illusions of Love 159
  • Chapter 13 - Unraveling 171
  • Chapter 14 - The Exile Returns 179
  • Chapter 15 - Confrontation 191
  • Chapter 16 - A Formidable Adversary 199
  • Chapter 17 - False Exoneration 207
  • Chapter 18 - The Funniest Joke in the World 218
  • Chapter 19 - Melting Marble with Ice 234
  • Chapter 20 - The End of My Autobiography 243
  • Epilogue - How Little One May Tell of Such a Life as His! Albert Bigelow Paine, 263
  • Notes 275
  • Index 325
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