The Autobiography Of Mark Twain by Charles NeiderThe Autobiography Of Mark Twain by Charles Neider

The Autobiography Of Mark Twain

byCharles Neider

Paperback | February 15, 2000

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"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 Neider

Mark 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.

Mark Twain, who was born Samuel Clemens in Missouri in 1835, wrote some of the most enduring works of American fiction, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died in 1910.
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Title:The Autobiography Of Mark TwainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.26 inPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060955422

ISBN - 13:9780060955427

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Many biographers had the talent and the desire to step up to bat and present to the world stories about Mark Twain’s life. Few are more ideal candidates for the job than the author himself. In The Autobiography of Mark Twain, the creator of the Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn presents his take on the influences, including his Mississippi upbringing, that shaped his personality and his writing. This book offers as much about joys of life’s little journeys as any of Twain’s remarkable novels.

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"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)