Readership: Readers of periodicals like The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, American Literary History, PMLA (see below for a full list of journals); students and professors of American
literature, Twain fans.
Peter Messent, Professor, University of Nottingham
"Messent's in-depth research illuminates fascinating subtleties and eccentricities of three male friendships of the private man behind the mask of America's iconic writer" - J. D. Stahl, Times Higher Education
Chapter 1: Male Friendship and Post Civil War America
Chapter 2: Clemens and Twichell
Chapter 3: Clemens, Twichell and Religion
Chapter 4: 'My Dear 'Owells': Clemens and Howells
Chapter 5: Clemens, Howells, and Realism
Chapter 6: Clemens, Manhood, the Rogers Friendship, and 'Which Was the Dream?'
Chapter 7: Clemens and Rogers: 'Both Members of This Club'
Coda: Friendship's Limits: Fathers and Daughters Notes