Autobiography Of Mark Twain

Autobiography Of Mark Twain

Volume 2

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Baker & Taylor
Presents the second volume of the author's autobiographical dictations, sharing his experiences through all periods of his life with his distinctive wit and opinionated delivery, along with extensive explanatory notes and extra material.

University of California Press
Mark Twain’s complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author’s death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twain’s career. It captures his authentic and unsuppressed voice, speaking clearly from the grave and brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions.

The eagerly-awaited Volume 2 delves deeper into Mark Twain’s life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds. Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative ranges effortlessly across the contemporary scene. He shares his views on writing and speaking, his preoccupation with money, and his contempt for the politics and politicians of his day. Affectionate and scathing by turns, his intractable curiosity and candor are everywhere on view.

Editors: Benjamin Griffin and Harriet E. Smith
Associate Editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz and Leslie Diane Myrick
 


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The second volume of Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography continues to describe the events of the author's life in his own humorous and opinionated voice, including his preoccupation with money and his dislike of the politicians of his day.

Publisher: Berkely, Calif. : University of California Pres, 2013
Edition: Complete and authoritative edition
ISBN: 9780520272781
Characteristics: xix, 733 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports
Additional Contributors: Smith, Harriet Elinor
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Way too much chaff among the wheat. Twain's a great writer and his prose is often wonderful but his autobiography needed some serious, brutal weeding to make this a compelling read. Some great tales here and there but, man, do you have to slog through (skip) a lot of boring crap. Worth a look if you love Twain.

debwalker Nov 18, 2010

Upon dictating the capacious story of his life, Twain stipulated that it shouln't be published unexpurgated until 100 years after his death. Seven months after the passing of that milestone, fans finally got their look.

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