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“‘Huckleberry Finn’ is a book I have read four times, and am quite ready to begin again tomorrow”

[Dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Bigelow Paine. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 6, 2064.] To Mark Twain [A.B. Paine, Mark Twain, 1912, II, p. 794, III, pp. 859-860] [Saranac Lake, c. … Continue reading

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We believe in nothing: you don’t, and I don’t

[As usual, dots between square brackets indicate cuts made by Sidney Colvin. For full, correct and critical edition of this letter, see Mehew 5, 1398.] To John Addington Symonds [Colvin 1911, 2, pp. 267-269] Bonallie Towers, Bournemouth, 30 [sic!] February … Continue reading

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I saw that gentleman between the eyes, and fear him less after each visit

RLS had made friends with the American writer Charles Warren Stoddard (1843-1909), in the manner and amid the scenes faithfully described in The Wrecker, in the chapter called ‘Faces on the City Front.’ It appears from Stoddard’s letter that he … Continue reading

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