But when he is kidnapped by his drunken father, Huck's return to life without rules doesn't seem much better. Huckleberry Finn has just been adopted by the Widow Douglass and her sister, and both are committed It is at once an affectionate evocation of the vital river life in the steamboat era and a melancholy reminiscence of its passing after the Civil War, a priceless Fashioned from the same experiences that would inspire the masterpiece Huckleberry Finn, Life on You're currently accessing eBooks.
Some eBooks aren't available in all countries. By letting us know your country we can show you books that are relevant to you. Toggle navigation. New to eBooks. Mark Twain. Filter Results. Last 30 days. Last 90 days. All time. English Only. Rogers first made Twain file for bankruptcy. Then Rogers had Twain transfer the copyrights on his written works to his wife, Olivia, to prevent creditors from gaining possession of them. Finally, Rogers took absolute charge of Twain's money until all the creditors were paid.
Twain embarked on an around-the-world lecture tour in to pay off his creditors in full, although he was no longer under any legal obligation to do so. Twain wrote of Dollis Hill that he had "never seen any place that was so satisfactorily situated, with its noble trees and stretch of country, and everything that went to make life delightful, and all within a biscuit's throw of the metropolis of the world". He returned to America in , having earned enough to pay off his debts.
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Speaking engagements Twain was in demand as a featured speaker, and appeared before many men's clubs, including the White Friars, the Vagabonds, the Authors, the Monday Evening Club of Hartford, and the Beefsteak Club. He was made an honorary member of the Bohemian Club in San Francisco. In the late s, he spoke to the Savage Club in London and was elected honorary member. When told that only three men had been so honored, including the Prince of Wales, he replied "Well, it must make the Prince feel mighty fine.
Later life Twain passed through a period of deep depression, which began in when his daughter Susy died of meningitis.