The Autobiography of Mark Twain by Charles Neider
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"Mark Twain's autobiography is a classic of American letters, to be ranked with the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Henry Adams.... It has the marks of greatness in it--style, scope, imagination, laughter, tragedy."--From the Introduction by Charles Neider

Mark Twain was a figure larger than fife: massive in talent, eruptive in temperament, unpredictable in his actions. He crafted stories of heroism, adventure, tragedy, and comedy that reflected the changing America of the time, and he tells his own story--which includes sixteen pages of photos--with the same flair he brought to his fiction. Writing this autobiography on his deathbed, Twain vowed to he "free and frank and unembarrassed" in the recounting of his life and his experiences.

Twain was more than a match for the expanding America of riverboats, gold rushes, and the vast westward movement, which provided the material for his novels and which served to inspire this beloved and uniquely American autobiography.

 

About Charles Neider

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Mark Twain, who was born Samuel Clemens in Missouri in 1835, wrote some of the most enduring works of American fiction, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died in 1910.
 
Published January 18, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 564 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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1 (Mark Twain Papers) by Mark Twain Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop Twain insisted on the 100-year embargo before publication in orde...

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Entertainment Weekly

What’s impressive about the Autobiography of Mark Twain, beyond the obvious sensation of its publication 100 years after the author’s death, is the very way Twain conceived the book.

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Los Angeles Times

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The American literary lion roars back onto the publishing scene 100 years after his death with the first volume of his mammoth autobiography, and he's got quite a story to tell.

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The Telegraph

The revelations in Mark Twain's long-suppressed autobiography are fascinating but the wit and vigour of a raconteur in full flow are even more so, says Jonathan Bate

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Christian Science Monitor

The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, is a weighty piece of literature: five pounds if it’s an ounce, and 736 pages long.

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Esquire

So the Autobiography of Mark Twain, what with being The Dad Book of the Year and all, is apparently flying off the shelves faster than bookstores can stock it.

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