When Mark Twain died in 1910 he left 5,000 pages of memoir with instructions that they be published 100 years after his death. This year! Want to know what part we're most excited about? It involves a turn-of-the-century vibrator.
According to the Independent, the University of California will release the first volume in November. And:
A section of the memoir will detail his little-known but scandalous relationship with Isabel Van Kleek Lyon, who became his secretary after the death of his wife Olivia in 1904. Twain was so close to Lyon that she once bought him an electric vibrating sex toy. But she was abruptly sacked in 1909, after the author claimed she had "hypnotised" him into giving her power of attorney over his estate.
Their ill-fated relationship will be recounted in full in a 400-page addendum, which Twain wrote during the last year of his life.
Also, you know, should be cool to hear about his life and stuff. But he already wrote like three autobiographies when he was alive so who really cares.