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The Resource Autobiography of Mark Twain

Autobiography of Mark Twain

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Autobiography of Mark Twain
Title
Autobiography of Mark Twain
Statement of responsibility
Mark Twain ; Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors: Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank
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  • Autobiography of Mark Twain, volume 3
  • Autobiography of Mark Twain 3
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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 The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind."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
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A concluding volume of the literary master's uncensored collection of writings on his inner and outer life features his daily dictations from March 1907 to December 1909 and cover his honorary degrees from Oxford, critical assessments of Theodore Roosevelt and controversial "Ashcroft-Lyon Manuscript." 25,000 first printing
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Writing style
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10455494
Cataloging source
BT
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1835-1910
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Smith, Harriet E., Ms
  • Griffin, Benjamin
  • Fischer, Victor
  • Frank, Michael Barry
Dewey number
810
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1968-
  • 1942-
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  • Smith, Harriet Elinor
  • Griffin, Benjamin
  • Fischer, Victor
  • Frank, Michael B.
  • Bancroft Library
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True
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  • Literary Criticism
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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volume 3
Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780520946996
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:92ec2dc9-c7c3-4073-891c-fe11db3067b7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780520946996
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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