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Free Kindle Version Of Twain’s Bermuda Book

Free Kindle Version Of Twain’s Bermuda Book

A book written by Mark Twain in the late 19th century that details a trip to Bermuda has been released for free in Kindle format, with Amazon making it available for their Kindle ebook reader. Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion was written for the Atlantic magazine in 1877, featuring a collection of stories about Twain’s trip to Bermuda... Read more of this article

Masterworks To Host “Ever The Twain Shall Meet”

Masterworks To Host “Ever The Twain Shall Meet”

On January 17th, Masterworks Museum together with the Mark Twain House & Museum in Connecticut will present a special exhibit entitled, “Ever the Twain Shall Meet”, bringing Mark Twain’s time in Bermuda to life. The exhibit runs until the end of June, and in addition to the exhibit, Dr Cindy Lovell from the Mark Twain House & Museum will... Read more of this article

Recalling Mark Twain’s Time In Bermuda

Recalling Mark Twain’s Time In Bermuda

Mark Twain — who famously remarked “You go to heaven if you want to, I’d rather stay right here in Bermuda” — was born 178 years ago today [Nov 30]. Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835, his pen name Mark Twain came from the call steamboat navigators used for the two-fathom mark when taking depth soundings on the Mississippi. Between... Read more of this article

New Novel Re-Imagines Bermuda Encounter

New Novel Re-Imagines Bermuda Encounter

A real Bermuda encounter between Mark Twain and future US President Woodrow Wilson — seen here together at Bay House on Pitts Bay in 1908 — has been incorporated into a broad tapestry of nightmarish horror by acclaimed American novelist and essayist Joyce Carol Oates. The two men met when Wilson — then president of Princeton University... Read more of this article

Mark Twain: “Our Friends The Bermudians”

Mark Twain: “Our Friends The Bermudians”

Along with such works as Marco Polo’s account of his journey to China, Mark Twain’s “Innocents Abroad” — among the first publications to introduce Bermuda to Americans as a holiday destination —  has been named as one of the top travel books ever written by a Smithsonian Institution writer. “Smithsonian Magazine”... Read more of this article

Mark Twain’s Christmas Eve Heartbreak

Mark Twain’s Christmas Eve Heartbreak

On Christmas Eve, 1909 a heartbroken Mark Twain — who had returned to his Connecticut home from Bermuda just four days earlier — put pen to paper to eulogise his youngest daughter who had died just hours earlier. Jean Clemens [1880–1909] was the youngest of the three daughters of Samuel Langhorne Clemens — better known by his pen... Read more of this article

The Bermuda Adventures Of Mark Twain

The Bermuda Adventures Of Mark Twain

Mark Twain is all over Google as the Internet search giant marked what would have been his 176th birthday yesterday [Nov.30] with one of its trademark doodles — but the great American author would probably still rather be in his beloved Bermuda. Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835, his pen name Mark Twain came from the call steamboat navigators... Read more of this article

Local Actor Takes Mark Twain Show On Road

Local Actor Takes Mark Twain Show On Road

Shortly before his death at the age of 75 in 1910, Mark Twain said other people could go to heaven if they wanted to — he’d rather stay right here in Bermuda. And in a sense he did. The American humourist, novelist and moral philosopher — who spent much of the final  years of his life in Bermuda – has been portrayed for the... Read more of this article