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"Conversations with Satan"

'Conversations with Satan' [manuscript, 1897-98]

'Conversations with Satan' [manuscript, 1897-98]
"Conversations with Satan"
[manuscript, 1897–98]

This manuscript was written in Vienna during the winter of 1897-98, but not published during Clemens's lifetime.

It records a meandering conversation between Clemens and Satan, whom he addresses as "Durchlauscht" (i.e., Durchlaucht, or Your Highness). The talk wanders from an assessment of German stoves to a detailed discussion of cigar preferences.

It was first published in Twenty-Two Easy Pieces by Mark Twain: Unpublished Manuscripts Selected from the Mark Twain Papers (2001) and subsequently included in Who Is Mark Twain? (New York: HarperStudio, 2009).
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