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The Mysterious Stranger 1908-1910
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Thoughts on Final Days
 
 
Returning Home from Bermuda, 1910
Returning Home from Bermuda, 1910
Courtesy of The Mark Twain Project, Bancroft Library, Berkeley

From one of Twain’s last letters, when he was trying to get home from Bermuda.

“I don’t want to die here for this is an unkind place for a person in that condition. I should have to lie in the undertaker’s cellar until the ship would remove me and it is dark down there and unpleasant.”—Mark Twain, Letter to Albert Bigelow Paine, 1910

Courtesy of The Mark Twain Project, Bancroft Library, Berkeley
Courtesy of The Mark Twain Project,
Bancroft Library, Berkeley

Photograph, 1908
Stormfield, 1908
Courtesy of The George Eastman House
 
Of course I am dying, but I do not know that I am doing it faster than anyone else. Mark Twain, quoted in The New York Herald, 1867
Courtesy of The Mark Twain Project, Bancroft Library, Berkeley
Courtesy of The Mark Twain Project,
Bancroft Library, Berkeley
 
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Mark Twain, 1907
 
 
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