I’ve used the Powers with great success. It’s well written and smart—gives good background to the kind of things undergraduates need to know, and supplements his work well.
On 11/14/16, 10:55 PM, "Mark Twain Forum on behalf of Tim Esh" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:
Sorry for spamming your inboxs, but perhaps the third time (from my other
email account) is the trick.
I=E2=80=99m designing an advanced undergraduate seminar on Mark Twain. I wa=
include a critical biography, and after some research, I am currently
considering assigning the 2005 Ron Powers biography _Mark Twain: A Life_.
I=E2=80=99m curious what biographies others recommend (and perhaps why).
P.S. Oddly, my messages made it onto the form archives without
transmogrification into gibberish. <