Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Not Everyone Loved Him

A piece of The Hartford Courant floated around my living room for nearly a month, which is the kind of thing that happens at Chez Gauthier all too often. I wasn't even saving it for Why Saving Twain's House Was A Tough Sell, but for something else entirely. But when I finally noticed and read the article about early attempts to save Twain's Hartford home, I was well rewarded with quotes like the following from an early twentieth century city resident commenting on the lack of enthusiasm for the project: "A considerable percentage of the persons who might contribute neither particularly liked Mr. Clemens, nor approved certain of his books."

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