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Autobiography of Mark Twain. / Volume 1

Author: Mark Twain; Harriet Elinor Smith; Grover Gardner; Bancroft Library. Mark Twain Project.; Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2010.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : Complete and authoritative ed., UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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"I've struck it!" Mark Twain once wrote. "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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Mark Twain
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Harriet Elinor Smith; Grover Gardner; Bancroft Library. Mark Twain Project.; Blackstone Audio, Inc.
ISBN: 9781441778420 144177842X
OCLC Number: 660530598
Notes: Compact disc.
"Tracks Every 3 Minutes for Easy Bookmarking"--Container.
Performer(s): Read by Grover Gardner.
Description: 20 sound discs (ca. 25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Vol. I: Preliminary manuscripts and dictations, 1870-1905 --
Autobiographical dictations, January-March 1906 --
Family biographies --
Speech at the seventieth birthday dinner, 5 December 1905 --
Speech at the Players, 3 January 1906.
Other Titles: Autobiography
Responsibility: by Mark Twain ; [edited by Harriet Elinor Smith and other editors of the Mark Twain Project].

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"I've struck it!" Mark Twain once wrote. "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 The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for one hundred years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank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." This first of three volumes presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave, as he intended.

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