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The Resource Autobiography of Mark Twain, Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors, Benjamin Griffin ... [and others]

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

Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain
Title
Autobiography of Mark Twain
Statement of responsibility
Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors, Benjamin Griffin ... [and others]
Title variation
Mark Twain
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended
  • "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 The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent, " and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind."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 marked the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone this is Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. It is told over 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. -- From Publisher
Member of
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
Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors, Benjamin Griffin ... [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A publication of the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library."
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 -- v. 2. Autobiographical dictations, April-December 1906 -- Autobiographical dictations, January-February 1907 -- Explanatory notes -- Appendixes: Samuel L. Clemens, a brief chronology ; Family biographies ; Previous publication -- v. 3. The Ashcroft-Lyon manuscript -- explanatory notes -- Appendixes -- Note on the text -- Word division in this volume -- reference -- index
Control code
ocn472790247
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
Complete and authoritative edition
Extent
volumes <1-3>
Isbn
9780520272781
Isbn Type
(v. 2)
Lccn
2009047700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) b14558233
  • (OCoLC)472790247
Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors, Benjamin Griffin ... [and others]
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A publication of the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library."
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 -- v. 2. Autobiographical dictations, April-December 1906 -- Autobiographical dictations, January-February 1907 -- Explanatory notes -- Appendixes: Samuel L. Clemens, a brief chronology ; Family biographies ; Previous publication -- v. 3. The Ashcroft-Lyon manuscript -- explanatory notes -- Appendixes -- Note on the text -- Word division in this volume -- reference -- index
Control code
ocn472790247
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
Complete and authoritative edition
Extent
volumes <1-3>
Isbn
9780520272781
Isbn Type
(v. 2)
Lccn
2009047700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) b14558233
  • (OCoLC)472790247

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