Twain & Stanley enter paradise

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A New York Times "Editor's Choice" A Vanity Fair "Best Book for History Buffs" An Amazon Best Book of November 2015 A David Baldacci Top Pick for Fall 2015 A Boston Globe Fall 2015 Pick An Blockbuster Novel Pick One of Newsday 's "20 Best Books to Read this Fall" One of Men's Journal's " 7 Best Books of November" TWAIN & STANLEY ENTER PARADISE, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos, is a luminous work of fiction inspired by the real-life, 37-year friendship between two towering figures of the late nineteenth century, famed writer and humorist Mark Twain and legendary explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley. Hijuelos was fascinated by the Twain-Stanley connection and eventually began researching and writing a novel that used the scant historical record of their relationship as a starting point for a more detailed fictional account. It was a labor of love for Hijuelos, who worked on the project for more than ten years, publishing other novels along the way but always returning to Twain and Stanley; indeed, he was still revising the manuscript the day before his sudden passing in 2013. The resulting novel is a richly woven tapestry of people and events that is unique among the author's works, both in theme and structure. Hijuelos ingeniously blends correspondence, memoir, and third-person omniscience to explore the intersection of these Victorian giants in a long vanished world. From their early days as journalists in the American West, to their admiration and support of each other's writing, their mutual hatred of slavery, their social life together in the dazzling literary circles of the period, and even a mysterious journey to Cuba to search for Stanley's adoptive father, TWAIN & STANLEY ENTER PARADISE superbly channels two vibrant but very different figures. It is also a study of Twain's complex bond with Mrs. Stanley, the bohemian portrait artist Dorothy Tennant, who introduces Twain and his wife to the world of séances and mediums after the tragic death of their daughter. A compelling and deeply felt historical fantasia that utilizes the full range of Hijuelos' gifts, TWAIN & STANLEY ENTER PARADISE stands as an unforgettable coda to a brilliant writing career.
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subject_facet Biographical fiction, American, Cuba -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Male friendship -- Fiction, Stanley, Dorothy, -- Lady, -- 1855-1926 -- Fiction, Stanley, Henry M. -- (Henry Morton), -- 1841-1904 -- Fiction, Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910 -- Fiction, Voyages and travels -- Fiction
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title_full Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise, Twain & Stanley enter paradise / Oscar Hijuelos
title_short Twain & Stanley enter paradise
topic_facet Biographical fiction, American, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Male friendship, Stanley, Dorothy, Stanley, Henry M, Twain, Mark, Voyages and travels