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The autobiography of Mark Twain : including chapters now published for the first time

Author: Mark Twain; Charles Neider
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st HarperPerennial edView all editions and formats
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"Mark Twain's autobiography is a classic of American letters, to be ranked with the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Henry Adams.... It has the marks of greatness in it--style, scope, imagination, laughter, tragedy."--From the Introduction by Charles Neider Mark Twain was a figure larger than life: massive in talent, eruptive in temperament, unpredictable in his actions. He crafted stories of heroism,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Charles Neider
ISBN: 0060920254 9780060920258
OCLC Number: 22881655
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Harper, 1959.
Includes index.
Description: xxvi, 388 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Autobiography
Responsibility: as arranged and edited, with an introduction and notes, by Charles Neider.

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"Mark Twain's autobiography is a classic of American letters, to be ranked with the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Henry Adams.... It has the marks of greatness in it--style, scope, imagination, laughter, tragedy."--From the Introduction by Charles Neider Mark Twain was a figure larger than life: massive in talent, eruptive in temperament, unpredictable in his actions. He crafted stories of heroism, adventure, tragedy, and comedy that reflected the changing America of the time, and he tells his own story--which includes sixteen pages of photos--with the same flair he brought to his fiction. Writing this autobiography on his deathbed, Twain vowed to he "free and frank and unembarrassed" in the recounting of his life and his experiences. Twain was more than a match for the expanding America of riverboats, gold rushes, and the vast westward movement, which provided the material for his novels and which served to inspire this beloved and uniquely American autobiography.

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