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History & Criticism
  • Author:
    Dorothy Quick
  • ISBN:
    0806111224
  • ISBN13:
    978-0806111223
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  • Publisher:
    University of Oklahoma Press (September 4, 1961)
  • Pages:
    240 pages
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    History & Criticism
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Mark Twain and Me book. Dorothy became a frequent houseguest of Twain’s, both at his Tuxedo Park home, in New York City, and in Redding Connecticut.

Mark Twain and Me book. Her recollections of life in tho Samuel Langhorne Clemens and Dorothy Quick met aboard the S. S. Minnetonka in 1907. He was seventy-two years old, she almost eleven. The two began a great friendship that would endure until his death some years later.

Dorothy Quick's book about her childhood friendship with Mark Twain provides a rare opportunity to get beneath the Twain persona he worked so hard to create. The poet William Wordsworth defined poetry as: "emotion remembered in tranquility

Dorothy Quick's book about her childhood friendship with Mark Twain provides a rare opportunity to get beneath the Twain persona he worked so hard to create. The poet William Wordsworth defined poetry as: "emotion remembered in tranquility. To Dorothy, Twain was a warm, lovable, fatherly mentor and cause for some of the happiest days she would ever know.

Author: Quick, Dorothy ISBN 10: 0806111224. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. This may not be the most important book ever published about Mark Twain, but it is certainly the most charming and delightful. It corrects the image of Mark Twain during his last years which many people have in their minds. He was still capable of boundless tenderness, and willing to take any amount of trouble to please a child. - Edward Wagenknecht, literary critic and author of The Art, Humor, and Humanity of Mark Twain, "Quick. successfully sustains the tone of wide-eyed wonder, the sort she experienced as a girl.

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. If you enjoy the works of Mark Twain then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Dorothy Quick (1900-1962) was one member of Mark Twain's small group of young girls that he called his "little .

Dorothy Quick (1900-1962) was one member of Mark Twain's small group of young girls that he called his "little fish" and "Aquarium Club. He especially liked being with these pre-pubescent girls and amusing and teaching them. Her association with Twain was nicely catalogued in her book Enchantment: A Little Girl's Friendship with Mark Twain (1961), published near the end of her life when she had the advantage of looking back over her career and its association with her mentor, and subsequently republished as Mark Twain and Me (1999).

Mark Twain and Dorothy Quick, 1907 (Courtesy of Library of Congress). Mark Twain receiving his honorary doctorate of letters degree at Oxford University, June 1907 (Courtesy of the Mark Twain Papers & Project, University of California, Berkeley). This is a story that Mark Twain was determined no one would ever tell.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist this country has produced", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), the latter often called "The Great American Novel".

Mark Twain had a group of girls between the ages of 10 and 16 that he would visit, or have visit him, known as. .Samuel Langhorne Clemens and Dorothy Quick met aboard the S. He was seventy-two years old, she almost eleven

Mark Twain had a group of girls between the ages of 10 and 16 that he would visit, or have visit him, known as Anglefish. Dorothy became a frequent houseguest of Twain's, both at his Tuxedo Park home, in New York City, and in Redding Connecticut.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens and Dorothy Quick met aboard the S. S. Minnetonka in 1907. He was seventy-two years old, she almost eleven. The two began a great friendship that would endure until his death some years later. Dorothy became a frequent houseguest of Twain’s, both at his Tuxedo Park home, in New York City, and in Redding Connecticut. Her recollections of life in those places dispel the image of Twain as a man bitter and pessimistic in his later years, revealing him instead as warm and fun-loving. Together they read his stories, which she knew well and loved, and he encouraged her to write, forming the “Author’s League for Two.”

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Dorothy Quick's book about her childhood friendship with Mark Twain provides a rare opportunity to get beneath the Twain persona he worked so hard to create. The poet William Wordsworth defined poetry as: "emotion remembered in tranquility." Those words also apply to Dorothy Quick's first-hand account of her precious days visiting "SLC," as she often refers to Twain in her book. To Dorothy, Twain was a warm, lovable, fatherly mentor and cause for some of the happiest days she would ever know. To get a rare glimpse into the heart of a man whose later life, for most, remains shrouded in mystery, please read this book. It will captivate you, warm your heart, and open a door to a much deeper insight into the "real Mark Twain" during the final three years of his life, a man, not bitter and pessimistic, as he is often viewed; but, at heart, a perpetual child. With the memory of the deaths of his beloved wife, two of his three daughters, and a little son still burdening his heart, Mark Twain was blessed with the friendship of Dorothy Quick, who brought joy back into his heart. Thanks to her, we, too, can share Twain's momentary respite from his sadness.
Nalmetus
we bought this book for a gift because person request it! thank you!
Rageseeker
If your child is a fan of Mark Twain's then this book would be interesting to read together. It is written in the voice of a very young girl in a very old fashioned style, using words like "gay" and "cross," in the way of the pre-1930's. If however, you are looking for a book of Mark Twain's life experiences written from an adult's perspective, this is not it.
Wilalmaine
I received this book in the shape as discribed. It arrived within 5 days from order. thank you very much.
Heri
Mark Twain had a group of girls between the ages of 10 and 16 that he would visit, or have visit him, known as Anglefish. The one he seems to have taken the most interest in was Dorothy Quick, and she wrote the experiences down in her 1960 book "Enchanted: A Little Girl's Friendship With Mark Twain". It is written from her perspective at the time, and is very nice.

Disney made a movie out of it (very nicely done, though they destroyed all the major points in favor of a modern view on adult relationships with children) and named it "Mark Twain & Me". The University re-released this book amid the publicity, and renamed it after the movie. (No subtitle either.) The book is exactly the same, save the cover.

In all, Mark Twain (from the "Mark Twain's Aquarium") said he "worshiped" school-age girls. And during the tumultuous last years of his life, he spent a good deal of time with them, even writing a mock complaint when one of them got a boyfriend. He only stopped befriending one of them, the first one, when she turned 16. (He devastated her by giving two cold responses, without warning.) He died before any of the others got "too old". He took a special interest in Dorothy, and helped her with her writing skills. Dorothy wrote (and published) some short stories or poems, and she attributes her skill to him.

There are some meaningful scenarios like where he teases the captain of a ship telling him that she is his manager, and they needed to get her permission for his to speak at the captain's table. (She didn't know this until she was asked.) When she gave him a present for the December holiday not realizing at the time the emotion flared up inside him (because he hated the day.) Or his humorous take on life, or even why anybody liked him. And so on.

It is a light read, and well done. Suitable for all ages.
Whitescar
Toward the end of his live, Mark Twain was the most popular man in the world. He was also perhaps, the loneliest. Hs wife had died and his 3 daughters were largely estranged. In fine Tom Sawyer style, Samuel Clemens befriended a series of young girls, between the ages of 10 and 16 years old and acted as a surrogate grandfather to them and even formed a club, which he called his Angelfish Club. One of his Angelfish recounts her experiences with this kind and creative man in a biographic form.

If you thought you knew Mark Twain, but were unaware of this chapter of his life, this book is a must-read.