Mark Twain in Love

A chance encounter on a New Orleans dock in 1858 haunted the writer for the rest of his life

After Mark Twain first glimpsed the girl of his dreams, he never forgot Laura Wright's "frank and simple and winsome" charms. (Illustration by Jody Hewgill)
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Ron Powers is the author of Mark Twain: A Life, and Sam and Laura, a play about Twain and his lost love. Illustrator Jody Hewgill teaches at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto.


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