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Autobiography of Mark Twain The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1

Author: Mark Twain; Harriet E Smith; Benjamin Griffin; Victor Fischer; Michael B Frank
Publisher: Berkeley University of California Press 2010
Series: Mark Twain Papers, v. 10
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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 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Harriet E Smith; Benjamin Griffin; Victor Fischer; Michael B Frank
ISBN: 9780520267190 0520267192 9780520946996 0520946995
OCLC Number: 1020173531
Description: 1 online resource (775 Seiten)
Series Title: Mark Twain Papers, v. 10

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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 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 The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would ...

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