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    DescriptionAutobiography of Mark Twain READER'S EDITION Now Available! Half the Size, All the Twain! ISBN 978052027255 "I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away--to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion--to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"--meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind." The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. Editors: Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick


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    Title
    Autobiography of Mark Twain: v. 1
    Subtitle
    The Complete and Authoritative Edition
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Twain, Edited by Lin Salamo, Edited by Benjamin Griffin, Edited by Victor Fischer, Edited by Michael B. Frank, Edited by Sharon K. Goetz, Edited by Leslie Diane Myrick, Edited by Robert Hirst, Edited by Harriet E. Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 743
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 66 mm
    Weight: 1,814 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520267190
    ISBN 10: 0520267192
    Classifications

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
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    DC22: B
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    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    DC22: 818/.4/0924
    LC classification: PS1331 .A2 2010C
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 818.409
    Thema V1.0: DSK, DSBF, DNBL1
    Illustrations note
    21 line figures, 45 b/w photographs, 2 diagrams
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    15 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Harriet Elinor Smith is an editor at the Mark Twain Project, which is housed within the Mark Twain Papers, the world's 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.
    Review quote
    "Sometimes the autobiography seems Twain's letter to posterity. At other times, reading it feels like eavesdropping on a conversation he is having with himself... This first installment of Twain's autobiography brings us closer to all of him than we have ever come before." New York Review Of Books 20110224 "This is a book to treasure for all friends of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn." Acadiana Lifestyle Magazine 20101201 "Dip into the first enormous volume of Twain's autobiography that he had decreed should not appear until 100 years after his death. And Twain will begin to seem strange again, alluring and still astonishing, but less sure-footed, and at times both puzzled and puzzling in ways that still resonate with us, though not the ways we might expect." New York Times 20100917 "This is a book for dipping, not plunging. Read, as Twain might put it, until interest pales, and then jump. It feels like a form of time travel." New York Times/The Opinion Pages 20101127 "Twain generously provides the 21st century aficionado a marvelous read. His crystalline humor and expansive range are a continuous source of delight and awe... [He] has given us 'an astonishment' in his autobiography with his final, beautifully unorganized genius and intemperate thoughts. Pull up a chair and revel." Los Angeles Times Book Review 20101114 "Mission accomplished, Mr. Clemens." -- Roger Boylan Boston Review 20101101 "His "whole frank mind,' sharp and funny, is seared onto every page. A" Entertainment Weekly 20101110 "Brimming with Twain's humor, ideas and opinions, this is a book for anyone interested in the writer's work and life." Curledup.com 20110112 "Pure Twain at his typically discursive, rambling, and droll... The bard of Hannibal still has much to say." American Heritage 20100901 "The bestseller chart is awash with memoirs -- but none offer the extreme reading of the Autobiography of Mark Twain." -- Debra Craine The Times 20101018 "Twain's autobiography, finally available after a century, is a garrulous outpouring-and every word beguiles." Wall Street Journal 20101113 "Promises a no-holds barred perspective on Twain's life, and will be rich with rambunctious, uncompromising opinions." Herald Scotland 20100719 "Twain would approve!" Bookideas.com 20101229 "Twain's writing here is electric, alternately moving and hilarious. He couldn't write a ho-hum sentence." Library Journal 20100915 "A major achevement." Choice 20110420 "Twian's 'Final Plan' has been released in a truly spectacular first volume of his posthumous 'Autobiography'." -- Vitali Vitaliev Engineering & Technology 20110201 "With the uncensored Twain finally here, we're the furthest thing from indifferent." Time Magazine 20100920