ABOUT THIS BOOK
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN, VOLUME 1: THE COMPLETE AND AUTHORITATIVE EDITION

HARDBACK by Twain, Mark; Smith, Ms. Harriet E.; Griffin, Benjamin; Fischer, Victor; Frank, Michael Barry; Goetz, Sharon K.; Myrick, Leslie Diane; Hirst, Robert

£37.00

ISBN
9780520267190
IMPRINT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
EDITION
PUBLISHER
CALIFORNIA UNIV. PRESS
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FORMAT
HARDBACK
PAGES
760 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
15 OCT 2010

DESCRIPTION

Autobiography of Mark Twain READER'S EDITION Now Available! Half the Size, All the Twain! ISBN 978052027255 I've struck it! Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. And I will give it away--to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography. Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his Final (and Right) Plan for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion--to talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment --meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be dead, and unaware, and indifferent, and that he was therefore free to speak his whole frank mind. The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. Editors: Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments Introduction AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN An Early Attempt My Autobiography [Random Extracts from It] The Latest Attempt The Final (and Right) Plan Preface. As from the Grave The Florentine Dictations Autobiographical Dictations, January-March 1906 Appendix: Preliminary Manuscripts and Dictations Samuel L. Clemens: A Brief Chronology Family Biographies References Excerpt from Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2