Susan K. Harris, noted Twain scholar, talks about her times at Quarry Farm
It’s Sam and Livy’s 150th wedding anniversary! Susan K. Harris details the courtship of the famous couple.
In his 1903 essay “Why Not Abolish It?,” Mark Twain argues that the age of consent for extramarital relations should be abolished for women. Twain’s underlying premises are that young women are not responsible enough to make their own decisions about sex, that once a girl has engaged in sexual relations she is “dragged down into the mud and into enduring misery and shame,” and that, worst of all, so is […]