This project's funding goal was not reached on March 4, 2012.
About this project
Help to bring never-before published stories of Mark Twain, the great American writer and humorist to light, for all to appreciate! It is a little known fact that Mark Twain spent half a year of his life in Berlin, Germany, in winter 1891-1892, together with his wife, Olivia, and his three daughters, where he wrote various articles.
This is the first book to tell of this journey and to print these stories. For Twain, being in Berlin was an exciting experience. The author quickly became a local celebrity, met fellow American writers and diplomats, was the subject of news stories, was invited to festivities, and socialized with famous Berliners. But he also got into trouble with the police, suffered from his apartment in a rough neighborhood, and nearly died of pneumonia, while his 17-year-old daughter, Clara, became popular among young officers and musicians.
Near the end of his stay, he had dinner with the Kaiser and witnessed a near-uprising in front of the castle. While in Berlin, Twain did research for a number of books, and he wrote three newspaper stories about Berlin. But only one of them, “Berlin — the Chicago of Europe,” was ever published--in the Chicago Tribune in 1892. Until now, everything else has been hidden in archives. But that can change!
With your help, every American can experience these never-seen-before stories from and about Mark Twain. Your money will be used to pay for the acquisition of story and photo rights, for the translation of German articles about Twain, and for general research in Berlin. By helping this book come to life, you can be a part of America's most famous author.
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