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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

The Complete and Authoritative Edition

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1( )
Author: Twain, Mark
Editor: Smith, Harriet E.
Griffin, Benjamin
Fischer, Victor
Frank, Michael Barry
Goetz, Sharon K.
Myrick, Leslie Diane
Hirst, Robert
Series title:Mark Twain Papers
ISBN:978-0-520-26719-0
Publication Date:Nov 2010
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $45.00
Book Description:

"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...
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Book Details
Pages:760
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / American / General
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7 x 10 x 2.49 Inches
Book Weight:4.092 Pounds
Author Biography
Twain, Mark (Author)
Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled throughout the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, Gilded Age in 1873, which was co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

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