Autobiography of Mark Twain

by Mark Twain

Hardcover, v. <1 >, Univ of California Pr, List Price: $34.95 |


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Twain wrote his life story with instructions that it remain unpublished for 100 years so when published, he would be "dead, and unaware" and therefore free to speak his mind. One hundred years after his death, UC Press offers for the first time his uncensored autobiography in its entirety. "Twain dictated much of this book—now it is a book at last—from a big rumpled bed. Reading it is a bit like climbing in there with him."—Roy Blount, Jr.


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Author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known as Mark Twain, in 1900. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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