Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 by Mark Twain
By Mark Twain
"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a pal. "And i'll supply it away--to you. you are going to by no means know the way a lot entertainment you've gotten misplaced until eventually you get to dictating your autobiography." therefore, after dozens of fake begins and hundreds and hundreds of pages, Twain launched into his "Final (and correct) Plan" for telling the tale of his lifestyles. His leading edge notion--to "talk in basic terms concerning the factor which pursuits you for the moment"--meant that his suggestions may well variety freely. the stern guide that lots of those texts stay unpublished for a hundred years intended that after they got here out, he will be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was once for this reason loose to talk his "whole frank mind." The yr 2010 marks the a centesimal anniversary of Twain's loss of life. In social gathering of this significant milestone and in honor of the adored culture of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to supply for the 1st time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and precisely as he left it. This significant literary occasion brings to readers, admirers, and students the 1st of 3 volumes and provides Mark Twain's genuine and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, principles, and reviews, and talking truly from the grave as he meant.
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