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The Autobiography of Mark Twain (Perennial Classics)

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"Mark Twain's autobiography is a classic of American letters, to be ranked with the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Henry Adams.... It has the marks of greatness in it--style, scope, imagination, laughter, tragedy."
--From the Introduction by Charles Neider

Mark Twain was a figure larger than fife: massive in talent, eruptive in temperament, unpredictable in his actions. He crafted stories of heroism, adventure, tragedy, and comedy that reflected the changing America of the time, and he tells his own story--which includes sixteen pages of photos--with the same flair he brought to his fiction. Writing this autobiography on his deathbed, Twain vowed to he "free and frank and unembarrassed" in the recounting of his life and his experiences.

Twain was more than a match for the expanding America of riverboats, gold rushes, and the vast westward movement, which provided the material for his novels and which served to inspire this beloved and uniquely American autobiography.

About the Author

Mark Twain, who was born Samuel Clemens in Missouri in 1835, wrote some of the most enduring works of American fiction, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died in 1910.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060955427
Editor:
Neider, Charles
Author:
Twain, Mark
Editor:
Neider, Charles
Author:
Neider, Charles
Author:
by Charles Neider
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Twain, mark, 1835-1910
Subject:
Humorists, American
Subject:
Twain, Mark
Subject:
Authors, American -- 19th century.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Perennial Classics
Series Volume:
106-406
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.03x5.35x1.38 in. 1.00 lbs.

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