Mark Twain in Buffalo Book
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This book offers the reader access to dozens of original documents as a way to shed light on the circumstances, motives and aspirations that brought Mark Twain to live and work in Buffalo, NY in August 1869 - his resident there for one-and-a-half years, from 1869 to 1871- and the reasons for and circumstances of his departure, to live instead in Hartford, CT. This brief, formative period in Twain's life had far-reaching consequences for himself and for the city of Buffalo.