Mark Twain and Male Friendship

Lee Clark Mitchell, Determined Fictions: American Literary Naturalism (New York: Columbia University Press: 1989) xii. 47. ... the larger determining social network had become increasingly binding was one that haunted realist authors.

Mark Twain and Male Friendship

This book explores male friendship in America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through Mark Twain and the relationships he had with William Dean Howells, Joseph Twichell, and Henry H. Rogers.

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