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    Description"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 NeiderMark 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.


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    Title
    Autobiography of Mark Twain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Twain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060955427
    ISBN 10: 0060955422
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 818/.409
    DC21: 818.409
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: C26108720
    LC classification: PS1331 .A2 2000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    Edition statement
    Harperperennial.
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins
    Publication date
    10 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "A book filled with richnesses of humor and tragedy of disappointment and triumph, of sweetness and bitterness, and all in that unsurpassed American prose."-- "New York Herald Tribune Book Review""Magnificently alive."-"Library Journal
    Back cover copy
    Mark Twain was a figure larger than life: 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 be "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.