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

Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain
Title
Autobiography of Mark Twain
Statement of responsibility
Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors, Benjamin Griffin ... [et al.]
Title variation
Mark Twain
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind."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 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of 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
  • Presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended
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Awards note
Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2010.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
818/.4/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1331
LC item number
.A2 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Mark Twain papers
Target audience
adult
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors, Benjamin Griffin ... [et al.]
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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors, Benjamin Griffin ... [et al.]
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Copyright
Note
"A publication of the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library."
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Note on the text -- Word division in this volume -- References -- Index -- v. 2. List of Dictations [including autobiographical dictations, April-December 1906 and January-February 1907] -- Explanatory notes -- Appendixes. Samuel L. Clemens: a brief chronology -- Family biographies -- Previous publication -- Note on the text -- Word division in this volume -- References -- Index
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26 cm.
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Extent
volumes <1-2>
Isbn
9780520272781
Isbn Type
(v. 2)
Lccn
2009047700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
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Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations
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ocn472790247

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