By Paul Fatout
Initially released in 1976 and reissued in 2006 after a long time out of print, Mark Twain conversing assembles Twain's lectures, after-dinner speeches, and interviews from 1864 to 1909. Explanatory notes describe events, determine personalities, and talk about ideas of Twain's oral craftsmanship. A chronology directory date, position, and name of speech or kind of engagement completes the gathering.
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