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By Mark Twain

ISBN-10: 0520267192

ISBN-13: 9780520267190

"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a pal. "And i'm going to supply it away—to you. you are going to by no means understand how a lot amusement you will have misplaced till you get to dictating your autobiography." hence, after dozens of fake starts off and countless numbers of pages, Twain launched into his "Final (and correct) Plan" for telling the tale of his existence. His cutting edge notion—to "talk in simple terms in regards to the factor which pursuits you for the moment"—meant that his ideas may perhaps variety freely. the stern guideline that lots of those texts stay unpublished for a hundred years intended that once they got here out, he will be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he used to be accordingly loose to talk his "whole frank mind." The yr 2010 marks the one centesimal anniversary of Twain's demise. In get together of this crucial milestone and in honor of the loved culture of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to provide 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 actual and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, rules, and critiques, and conversing sincerely from the grave as he intended.

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Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon okay. Goetz, Leslie Myrick

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And, in a postscript, he added: “I’ve written a short Preface. ”80 The manuscript of this preface (whose subtitle is “As from the Grave”) and a draft of the title page survive in the Mark Twain Papers, as does a typed copy of the title page, on which Clemens drafted a series of notes specifying restrictions and conditions for publishing the autobiography. He then decided to add to his short “Preface” by enlarging on these notes. ” It is now clear that by the time Clemens read aloud the “44 typewritten pages .

You are nakeder than Adam and Eve put together, and truer than sin. But—but—but you really mustn’t let Orion have got into the bed. I know he did, but— Lyon noted that Clara had written “enthusiastically about it too,” but her letter has not been found. Clemens replied to her in Atlantic City, two days before she was supposed to return the pages to him: I am so glad, you dear ashcat! so glad the auto interests you; I was so afraid it wouldn’t. I couldn’t guess as to how it might read, for I have purposely refrained from reading a line of it myself, lest I should find myself disappointed & throw up the job.

It makes good reading. Whenever I go back and re-read those little biographies and characterizations it cheers me up, and I feel that I have not lived in vain. The work was well done. The art of it is masterly. I admire it more and more every time I examine it. ” We can only guess who the “deserving” men were by considering other evidence. For example, in a letter of 29 January 1904 Clemens vented his anger toward Henry A. Butters, head of the American Plasmon Company, whom he held responsible for his investment losses: “As soon as I get back we will pull Butters into Court, & I guess we can jail him.

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