Описание: An enduring mystery in Mark Twain's life concerns the events of his last decade, from 1900 to 1910. Despite many Twain biographies, no one has ever determined exactly what took place during those final years after the death of Twain's wife of thirty-four years and how those experiences affected him, personally and professionally. For nearly a century, it was believed that Twain went to his death a beloved, wisecracking iconoclastic American ("I am not "an" American," Twain wrote; "I am "the" American"), undeterred by life's sorrows and challenges. Laura Skandera Trombley, the preeminent Twain scholar at work today, suspected that there had to be more to the story than the cultivated, carefully constructed version that had been intact for so long. Trombley went in search of the one woman whom she suspected had played the largest role in Twain's life during those final years and who possibly held the answers to her questions about Twain's life and writings. Now, in" Mark Twain's Other Woman," after sixteen years of research, uncovering never-before-read papers and personal letters, Trombley tells the full story through Isabel Lyon's meticulous daily journals, the only detailed record of Twain's last years that exists, journals overlooked by Twain's previous biographers. For one hundred years, Isabel Van Kleek Lyon has been the mystery woman in Mark Twain's life. Twain spent the bulk of his last six years in the company of Isabel, who was responsible for overseeing his schedule and finances, nursing him through several illnesses, managing his increasingly unmanageable daughters, running his household, arranging amusements, as well as presiding over the construction of his final residence. Isabel Lyon also served as Twain's adoring audience (she called him "the King"), listening attentively as he read aloud to her what he'd written that day. She was Twain's gatekeeper to an enthralled public. Trombley writes about what happened between them that resulted in the dramatic breakup of their relationship; about" "how, in Twain's final months, he gave bitter, angry press conferences denouncing her; how he ranted in personal letters that she had injured him, calling her, "a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug, a traitor, a conspirator, a filthy-minded & salacious slut pining for seduction." Trombley writes that Twain's invective bordered on obsession (he wrote about Isabel for hours every day, even while suffering from angina pains and gout attacks) and about how, despite the inordinate attention he gave her before his death, Isabel Lyon has remained a friendless ghost haunting the margins of Twain's biography. For decades, biographers deliberately omitted her from the official Twain story. Her potentially destructive power was so great that Twain's handpicked hagiographer, Albert Bigelow Paine, allowed only one timorous reference to her in his massive three-volume work, "Mark Twain: A Biography" (1912). Isabel Lyon was a forgotten woman, "so private," she wrote in her journal, "that the very mention of me was] with held from the world. . ." This riveting, dark story that "the King" determined no one would ever tell is now revealed at last.
Автор: Trombley, Laura Skandera Название: Mark Twain`S Other Woman ISBN: 0307474941 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307474940 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1841 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: A compulsively readable account of the woman ignored by Mark Twain biographers for over a century, as well as a riveting look at an American icon's final decade. FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK.
Kanji From Zero is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka. It's the perfect book for current students of Japanese who already know how to read hiragana and katakana and are ready to truly learn kanji.
Kanji From Zero isn't just another kanji reference book, instead, it's designed to give genuine insight into kanji, the associated Japanese culture, and related Japanese words that other books often ignore.
Features of Book 1:
Learn the First 240 Kyouiku Kanji
Learn Their ON and KUN Readings
Learn Stroke Order
In-depth Kanji Usage Explanations
Learn Over 1500 New Words
Extensive Practice Activities and Integrated Workbook
Автор: Trombley, George Takenaka, Yukari Название: Japanese from zero! 1 ISBN: 0976998122 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780976998129 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 6358 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Japanese From Zero is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka. The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over fifteen years in classrooms throughout the world. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners. In Book 1 of the Japanese From Zero series, readers are taught new grammar concepts, over 800 new words and expressions, and also learn the hiragana writing system. Features of Book 1: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * Over 800 New Words and Expressions * Learn to Read and Write Hiragana * Easy-to-Understand Example Dialogues * Culture Points about Japan * Bilingual Glossaries with Kana and Romaji ...and much more
Автор: Trombley George Название: Japanese from Zero! ISBN: 0989654508 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780989654500 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 5623 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Japanese From Zero is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka. The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over fifteen years in classrooms throughout the world. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners. In Book 4 of the Japanese From Zero series, readers are taught new grammar concepts, over 750 new words and expressions, and continue learning the kanji writing system. Features of Book 4: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * Over 750 New Words and Expressions * Easy-to-Understand Example Dialogues * Bilingual Glossaries with Kana and Romaji ...and much more
Автор: Trombley Stacey Название: Naked ISBN: 1633750078 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781633750074 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1697 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: When teenager Anna ran away to New York, she never knew how bad things would get. After surviving as a prostitute, a terrifying incident leaves her damaged inside and out, and she returns home to the parents. Back in school, she meets a boy who seems too good to be true. But what will he do when he finds out the truth about her past?
Автор: Trombley Stephen Название: History of Western Thought ISBN: 0857898744 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780857898746 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2818 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A short, sharp and entertaining survey of the development of all aspects of the Western philosophical tradition from the ancient Greeks to the present day.
Описание: Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World profiles fifty landmark philosophers, scientists, political, social theorists and spiritual leaders whose ideas have defined the age we live in.
Автор: Alan Bullock and Stephen Trombley Название: New Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought, The ISBN: 0006863833 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006863830 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 2714 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This reference contains some 4000 entries by 326 expert contributors. Nearly 1000 entries are entirely new; and most of those that survive from the previous (1988) edition have been substantially revised or newly written for this edition. Areas which have been expanded include computing, identity politics and environmental studies, and there are new entries on God, communitarianism, perestroika, new world order, afrocentricity, ebonics, third wave feminism, hypertext, virtual reality, culture jamming, cloning, post-colonialism, fuzzy logic, artificial life, paper architecture, and infopreneur.
Автор: Trombley Stephen Название: Wise Words ISBN: 1784971316 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784971311 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 3192 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A diverting and instructive philosophical miscellany, centred on an eclectic sequence of themes, ranging from advice to ageing, and from freedom to friendship.
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