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Peter Messent <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 14 Oct 2010 14:12:01 +0100
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I seem to remember the first time I came across this was in  American
Studies, Vol. 21, No. 2: Fall 1980, Forrest Robinson's '"Seeing the
Elephant": Perspectives on Mark Twain's Roughing It'. Worth a look? Pete




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Christopher D. Morris
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Subject: Twain's thoughts of suicide


To the members of the Mark Twain Forum,


I've been trying to track down the source of the story about the night =

in 1866 when Twain considered suicide. Apparently Twain mentioned the =

incident in the margins of a book he was reading in the early 1900s; =

I've learned that the particular reference can be found in Alan =

Gribben's Mark Twain's Library: A Reconstruction (2 volumes). This =

excellent work lists and comments on Twain's books alphabetically, and =

there is no index. So, before I begin with the entry for Abbey's Old =

Songs and work my way through to Zurcher's Meteors, I thought I'd check

to see if anyone knows which particular book the marginalia appears in.

Thanks to anyone who can help me.


Christopher Morris

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