Review > Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A BiographyMr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography by Justin Kaplan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a fascinating biography of the two characters invented by their author: Samuel Clemens & Mark Twain—and the Jekyll and Hyde relationship between the two. Clemens/Twain was a great humorist and at his best in some of his writings or onstage, something Hal Holbrook seems to capture well. But he was a bitter and angry man, too. If you want to read behind the personae created by Twain, this is a good and deep exploration.

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