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Author Twain, Mark, 1835-1910, author.

Title Autobiography of Mark Twain / Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors, Benjamin Griffin ... [et al.].

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2010-2015]
Publication Info. ©2010-2015

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Edition Complete and authoritative edition.
Description 3 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm.
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Series The Mark Twain papers
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Mark Twain papers.
Note "A publication of the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended.
"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 The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind."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. -- From Publisher.
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. Autobiographical dictations, April-December 1906 ; Autobiographical dictations, January-February 1907 ; 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 ; References ; Index.
Subject Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Smith, Harriet Elinor.
Griffin, Benjamin, 1968-
Added Title Autobiography
Mark Twain
ISBN 9780520267190 (v. 1)
0520267192 (v. 1)
0520272781 (v. 2)
9780520272781 (v. 2)
9780520279940 (v. 3)
0520279948 (v. 3)

 
    
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