Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain
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The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain’s works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life’s work of America’s favorite author.

This Reader’s Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the general reader, without the editorial explanatory notes. It includes a brief introduction describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s ideas about writing his autobiography, as well as a chronology of his life, brief family biographies, and an excerpt from the forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2—a controversial but characteristically humorous attack on Christian doctrine.
 

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Harriet Elinor Smith is an editor at the Mark Twain Project, which is housed within the Mark Twain Papers, the world's largest archive of primary materials by this major American writer. Under the direction of General Editor Robert H. Hirst, the Project's editors are producing the first comprehensive edition of all of Mark Twain's writings.
 
Published March 26, 2012 by University of California Press. 414 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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With two previous presentations of the Autobiography, Paine's 2 volume 1924 edition and De Voto's Mark Twain In Eruption, 1940, out of print, this latest editing goes to the whole body of original manuscripts and typescript of the Mark Twain papers, published and unpublished, to produce a chronol...

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The latest editing of the Mark Twain Autobiography, prepared here for the general public, is Twain's own view of himself, his life and his family.

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Book Reporter

Clemens’s work.

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The Telegraph

In 1904 Twain began to dictate his memoirs which, he decreed, should not be published until a century after his death.

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Dallas News

Clemens, a work that has been deliberately delayed for a full century, will obviously delight Mark Twain enthusiasts ranging from the dedicated reader to the literary critic.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Richard Wakefield Critical Summary Critics found Autobiography of Mark Twain delightful reading and a particular boon for Mark Twain enthusiasts.

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Elephant Journal

The answer is a definite and resounding “yes.” This volume, the first of three to be published, weighs in at a hefty 679 pages which includes photographs and background information to explain how and why Twain chose to write his autobiography the way he did: non-chronologically and much of it di...

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