Autobiography of Mark Twain

ISBN-10: 0520272250

ISBN-13: 9780520272255

Edition: 2012

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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 publishedAutobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. This major literary event brought to readers, admirers, and scholars Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. 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 hardcoverAutobiographyin 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 forthcomingAutobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2--a controversial but characteristically humorous attack on Christian doctrine.
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 3/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

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