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Sunday, November 8, 2015
Sam Clemens, better known as Mark Twain was one of the
most famous humorist's of our time. His novels were known worldwide, as was his wit, charm and eccentricity. Twain was married for many years to wealthy socialite Olivia Langdon Clemens, who was very ill throughout most of her years, father of three daughters and a lover to the rest of the world. He became incredibly close to Isabel Lyon, his secretary for 6 years. A former governess, she grew up wealthy until her family lost everything, and later became Twain's confidante, scribe and house manager. But their closeness was strained when everyone began to notice the relationship that grew between them and was only definable as a romance. Although many years difference between their ages, Isabel vowed to forever look after Twain's interests, his welfare and that of his children. When rumors began to swirl, his conniving daughter Clara spread vicious lies and set Isabel up for complete and utter failure. Author Lynn Cullen (bestselling writer of the fabulous book Mrs. Poe) once again brings to life a beloved literary icon. Thoroughly enjoyed this unputdownable look at American literary history. Highly recommend this fabulous new work of historical fiction.