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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete and Authoritative Edition

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The legendary life of America's best-loved author is brilliantly narrated through self-portrait in this second volume of Twain's autobiographical work. With his remarkable humor and wit, Twain brings readers near, sharing his experiences, ideas, and opinions, all in his characteristic voice. A treasure to read and reread.
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Publisher Comments:

Mark Twain's complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author's death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twain's career. It captures his authentic and unsuppressed voice, speaking clearly from the grave and brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions.

The eagerly-awaited Volume 2 delves deeper into Mark Twain's life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds. Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative ranges effortlessly across the contemporary scene. He shares his views on writing and speaking, his preoccupation with money, and his contempt for the politics and politicians of his day. Affectionate and scathing by turns, his intractable curiosity and candor are everywhere on view.

Editors: Benjamin Griffin and Harriet E. Smith

Associate Editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz and Leslie Diane Myrick

Review:

"The great American author, aided by his scholarly editors, continues to spin out a great yarn covering his long life....Twain admirers will find this volume indispensable and will eagerly await the third volume." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"Meticulously edited....A treasure deserving shelf space next to Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer." Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"Twain is incapable of going more than a few paragraphs without making you laugh or think hard....Don't loan this book out: you'll never see it again." Bloomberg Pursuits

Review:

"Another delightful round of humor and candor, reminiscence and insider sketches of the people and politics of Twain's day." The Sacramento Bee

About the Author

Benjamin Griffin and Harriet Elinor Smith are editors at the Mark Twain Project, which is housed within the Mark Twain Papers, the worlds largest archive of primary materials by this major American writer. Under the direction of General Editor Robert H. Hirst, the Project's editors are producing the first comprehensive edition of all of Mark Twain's writings.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520272781
Subtitle:
The Complete and Authoritative Edition
Author:
Mark Twain and Benjamin Griffin and Harriet E. Smith
Editor:
Myrick, Leslie Diane
Editor:
Smith, Harriet E.
Editor:
Griffin, Benjamin
Editor:
Goetz, Sharon K.
Editor:
Fischer, Victor
Editor:
Hirst, Robert
Editor:
Frank, Michael B.
Author:
Twain, Mark
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
American
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Mark Twain Papers
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20131005
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
776
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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Product details 776 pages University of California Press - English 9780520272781 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The legendary life of America's best-loved author is brilliantly narrated through self-portrait in this second volume of Twain's autobiographical work. With his remarkable humor and wit, Twain brings readers near, sharing his experiences, ideas, and opinions, all in his characteristic voice. A treasure to read and reread.

"Review" by , "The great American author, aided by his scholarly editors, continues to spin out a great yarn covering his long life....Twain admirers will find this volume indispensable and will eagerly await the third volume."
"Review" by , "Meticulously edited....A treasure deserving shelf space next to Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer."
"Review" by , "Twain is incapable of going more than a few paragraphs without making you laugh or think hard....Don't loan this book out: you'll never see it again."
"Review" by , "Another delightful round of humor and candor, reminiscence and insider sketches of the people and politics of Twain's day."
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