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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3 : The Complete and Authoritative Edition
by Mark Twain and Benjamin Griffin and Harriet Elinor Smith and Victor Fischer


Overview - The surprising final chapter of a great American life.
When the first volume of Mark Twain s uncensored "Autobiography" was published in 2010, it was hailed as an essential addition to the shelf of his works and a crucial document for our understanding of the great humorist s life and times.
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More About Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3 by Mark Twain; Benjamin Griffin; Harriet Elinor Smith; Victor Fischer
 
 
 
Overview
The surprising final chapter of a great American life.
When the first volume of Mark Twain s uncensored "Autobiography" was published in 2010, it was hailed as an essential addition to the shelf of his works and a crucial document for our understanding of the great humorist s life and times. This third and final volume crowns and completes his life s work. Like its companion volumes, it chronicles Twain's inner and outer life through a series of daily dictations that go wherever his fancy leads.
Created from March 1907 to December 1909, these dictations present Mark Twain at the end of his life: receiving an honorary degree from Oxford University; railing against Theodore Roosevelt; founding numerous clubs; incredulous at an exhibition of the Holy Grail; credulous about the authorship of Shakespeare s plays; relaxing in Bermuda; observing (and investing in) new technologies. The "Autobiography" s Closing Words movingly commemorate his daughter Jean, who died on Christmas Eve 1909. Also included in this volume is the previously unpublished Ashcroft-Lyon Manuscript, Mark Twain s caustic indictment of his putrescent pair of secretaries and the havoc that erupted in his house during their residency.
Fitfully published in fragments at intervals throughout the twentieth century, "Autobiography of Mark Twain" has now been critically reconstructed and made available as it was intended to be read. Fully annotated by the editors of the Mark Twain Project, the complete "Autobiography" emerges as a landmark publication in American literature.

Editors: Benjamin Griffin and Harriet Elinor Smith
Associate Editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Amanda Gagel, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Diane Myrick, Christopher M. Ohge"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780520279940
  • ISBN-10: 0520279948
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publish Date: October 2015
  • Page Count: 792

Series: Mark Twain Papers #3

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