skip to content
Autobiography of Mark Twain Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Autobiography of Mark Twain

Author: Mark Twain; Harriet Elinor Smith; Benjamin Griffin
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2010-2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Complete and authoritative editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Harriet Elinor Smith; Benjamin Griffin
ISBN: 9780520267190 0520267192 0520272781 9780520272781 9780520279940 0520279948 9780520272255 0520272250
OCLC Number: 472790247
Notes: "A publication of the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library."
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2010.
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: v. 1. Preliminary manuscripts and dictations, 1870-1905 ; Autobiography of Mark Twain ; Explanatory notes ; Appendixes: Samuel L. Clemens, a brief chronology ; Family biographies ; Speech at the seventieth birthday dinner, 5 December 1905 ; Speech at the Players, 3 January 1906 ; Previous publication --
v. 2. Autobiography of Mark Twain ; Explanatory notes ; Appendixes: Samuel L. Clemens, a brief chronology ; Family biographies ; Previous publication --
v. 3. The Ashcroft-Lyon manuscript ; Explanatory notes ; Appendixes ; Note on the text ; Word division in this volume.
Other Titles: Autobiography
Mark Twain
Responsibility: Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors, Benjamin Griffin [and others].

Abstract:

Brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, this title delves into Mark Twain's life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"The great American author, aided by his scholarly editors, continues to spin out a great yarn covering his long life... Twain admirers will find this volume indispensable and wil eagerly await the Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (9)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


\n\n

Primary Entity<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/472790247<\/a>> # Autobiography of Mark Twain<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Book<\/a>, schema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:oclcnum<\/a> \"472790247<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Place\/berkeley<\/a>> ; # Berkeley<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/cau<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Topic\/authors_american_19th_century<\/a>> ; # Authors, American--19th century<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/821764<\/a>> ; # Authors, American<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/818.409\/e22\/<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Topic\/american_authors<\/a>> ; # American authors<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Person\/twain_mark_1835_1910<\/a>> ; # Mark Twain<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/50566653<\/a>> ; # Mark Twain<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Event\/1800_1899<\/a>> ; # 1800 - 1899<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:alternateName<\/a> \"Mark Twain<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:author<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/50566653<\/a>> ; # Mark Twain<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:awards<\/a> \"Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2010.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:bookEdition<\/a> \"Complete and authoritative edition.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:bookFormat<\/a> bgn:PrintBook<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:contributor<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/56828389<\/a>> ; # Benjamin Griffin<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:contributor<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/100287970<\/a>> ; # Harriet Elinor Smith<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:datePublished<\/a> \"2010\/2015<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"Presents Mark Twain\'s authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"\"This third and final volume crowns and completes [Twain\'s] work. Like its companion volumes, it chronicles Twain\'s inner and outer life through a series of daily dictations that go wherever his fancy leads. Created from March 1907 to December 1909, these dictations present Mark Twain at the end of his life: receiving an honorary degree from Oxford University; railing against Theodore Roosevelt; founding numerous clubs; incredulous at an exhibition of the Holy Grail; credulous about the authorship of Shakespeare\'s plays; relaxing in Bermuda; observing (and investing in) new technologies.\"--Jacket.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"v. 1. Preliminary manuscripts and dictations, 1870-1905 ; Autobiography of Mark Twain ; Explanatory notes ; Appendixes: Samuel L. Clemens, a brief chronology ; Family biographies ; Speech at the seventieth birthday dinner, 5 December 1905 ; Speech at the Players, 3 January 1906 ; Previous publication -- v. 2. Autobiography of Mark Twain ; Explanatory notes ; Appendixes: Samuel L. Clemens, a brief chronology ; Family biographies ; Previous publication -- v. 3. The Ashcroft-Lyon manuscript ; Explanatory notes ; Appendixes ; Note on the text ; Word division in this volume.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"\"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 marked the 100th anniversary of Twain\'s death. In celebration of this important milestone this is Mark Twain\'s uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. It is told over 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.-- Publisher information.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:exampleOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/3916037592<\/a>> ; # Autobiography<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:genre<\/a> \"Biographies<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:genre<\/a> \"Autobiographies<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:genre<\/a> \"Biography<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:inLanguage<\/a> \"en<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isPartOf<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Series\/the_mark_twain_papers<\/a>> ; # The Mark Twain papers<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isPartOf<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Series\/mark_twain_papers<\/a>> ; # Mark Twain papers.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Autobiography of Mark Twain<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:productID<\/a> \"472790247<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:publication<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/472790247#PublicationEvent\/berkeley_university_of_california_press_2010_2015<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:publisher<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Agent\/university_of_california_press<\/a>> ; # University of California Press<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:url<\/a> <https:\/\/www.marktwainproject.org\/xtf\/view?docId=works\/MTDP10362.xml;style=work;brand=mtp<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:url<\/a> <https:\/\/www.marktwainproject.org\/xtf\/view?docId=works\/MTDP10364.xml;style=work;brand=mtp<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:url<\/a> <https:\/\/www.marktwainproject.org\/xtf\/view?docId=works\/MTDP10363.xml;style=work;brand=mtp<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780520272255<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780520279940<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780520267190<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780520272781<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nwdrs:describedby<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/472790247<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

Related Entities<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/818.409\/e22\/<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Agent\/university_of_california_press<\/a>> # University of California Press<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:Agent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"University of California Press<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Event\/1800_1899<\/a>> # 1800 - 1899<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Event<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"1800 - 1899<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Person\/twain_mark_1835_1910<\/a>> # Mark Twain<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1835<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1910<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Twain<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Mark<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Mark Twain<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Place\/berkeley<\/a>> # Berkeley<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Berkeley<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Series\/mark_twain_papers<\/a>> # Mark Twain papers.<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:PublicationSeries<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Person\/twain_mark_1835_1910<\/a>> ; # Mark Twain<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/472790247<\/a>> ; # Autobiography of Mark Twain<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Mark Twain papers.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Series\/the_mark_twain_papers<\/a>> # The Mark Twain papers<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:PublicationSeries<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/472790247<\/a>> ; # Autobiography of Mark Twain<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"The Mark Twain papers<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Topic\/american_authors<\/a>> # American authors<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"American authors<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Topic\/authors_american_19th_century<\/a>> # Authors, American--19th century<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nrdfs:seeAlso<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2007100461<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Authors, American--19th century<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/cau<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\ndcterms:identifier<\/a> \"cau<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/821764<\/a>> # Authors, American<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Authors, American<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/100287970<\/a>> # Harriet Elinor Smith<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Smith<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Harriet Elinor<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Harriet Elinor Smith<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/50566653<\/a>> # Mark Twain<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1835<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1910<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1910,<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Twain<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Mark<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Mark Twain<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/56828389<\/a>> # Benjamin Griffin<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1968<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Griffin<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Benjamin<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Benjamin Griffin<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/3916037592<\/a>> # Autobiography<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Autobiography<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780520267190<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0520267192<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780520267190<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780520272255<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0520272250<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780520272255<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780520272781<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0520272781<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780520272781<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780520279940<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0520279948<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780520279940<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/472790247<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \ngenont:InformationResource<\/a>, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/472790247<\/a>> ; # Autobiography of Mark Twain<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:dateModified<\/a> \"2020-07-22<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nvoid:inDataset<\/a> <http:\/\/purl.oclc.org\/dataset\/WorldCat<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/472790247#PublicationEvent\/berkeley_university_of_california_press_2010_2015<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:PublicationEvent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:location<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Place\/berkeley<\/a>> ; # Berkeley<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:organizer<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/3916037592#Agent\/university_of_california_press<\/a>> ; # University of California Press<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:startDate<\/a> \"\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<https:\/\/www.marktwainproject.org\/xtf\/view?docId=works\/MTDP10362.xml;style=work;brand=mtp<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nrdfs:comment<\/a> \"Volume 1 freely available online<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n