My Mark Twain: Reminiscences and Criticisms (Classic Reprint)
William Dean HowellsISBN: 1440071217;
MY MARK TWAIN I It was in the little office of James T. Fields, over the book-store of Ticknor&Fields, at 124 Tremont Street, Boston, that I first met my friend of now forty-four years, Samuel L. Clemens. Mr. Fields was then the editor of The Atlantic Monthly, and I was his proud and glad assistant, with a pretty free hand as to manuscripts, and an unmanacled command of the book - notices at the end of the magazine. I wrote nearly all of them myself, and in 1869 I had written rather a long notice of a book just winning its way to universal favor. In this review I had intimated my reservations concerning the Innocents Abroad, but I had the luck, if not the sense, to recognize that it was such fun as we had not had before. I forget just what I said in praise of it, and it does not matter; it is enough that I praised it enough to satisfy the author. He now signified as much, and ho stamped his gratitude into my memory with a story wonderfully allegorizing the situation, which the...
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