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Autobiography of Mark Twain. Volume 1

Author: Mark TwainHarriet Elinor SmithVictor FischerMichael B FrankBenjamin GriffinAll authors
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. Eschewing chronology and organization, Twain simply meanders from observation to anecdote and between past and present. There are reminiscences from his youth of landscapes, rural idylls, and Tom Sawyeresque japes; acid-etched profiles of friends and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Harriet Elinor Smith; Victor Fischer; Michael B Frank; Benjamin Griffin; Sharon K Goetz; Leslie Diane Myrick; Bancroft Library.
ISBN: 9780520267190 0520267192
OCLC Number: 679749686
Notes: "A publication of the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library."
Description: 736 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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: editor: Harriet Elinor Smith ; associate editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Benjamin Griffin ; contributing editors ; Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick.

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"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  Read more...

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"Sometimes the autobiography seems Twain's letter to posterity. At other times, reading it feels like eavesdropping on a conversation he is having with himself... This first installment of Twain's Read more...

 
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