Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader's Edition

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader's Edition

ISBN: 0520272250

ISBN 13: 9780520272255

Publication Date: March 26, 2012

Publisher: University of California Press

Pages: 440

Format: Paperback

Authors: Mark Twain, Harriet E. Smith

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This Reader’s Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the New York Times bestselling hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the general reader, without the editorial explanatory notes. It includes a brief introduction describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s ideas about writing his autobiography, as well as a chronology of his life, brief family biographies, and an excerpt from the forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2—a controversial but characteristically humorous attack on Christian doctrine.

The year 2010 marked the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain’s works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, the first of a projected three-volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography. The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the capstone of the life’s work of America’s favorite author.

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