Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2

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Mark Twaina€™s complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the authora€™s death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twaina€™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 Twaina€™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... Mr. Clemens the first person to apply the type-machine to literaturea€”The introduction of the telharmonium music into Mr. Clemensa#39;s house ... Dictating autobiography to a typewriter is a new experience for me, but it goes very well, and is going to save time and a€œlanguagea€a€”the ... The salesman explained it to us , showed us samples ofits work, and said it could do fifty-seven words a minutea€” a statementanbsp;...

Title:Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2013-10-05

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