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Twain, Mark: Chapters from My Autobiography.v1. 21 Feb 2013
by Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835 – 1910)
First published 1906 – 1907
Mark Twain is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel." Among dozens of titles, some of his works include The Innocents Abroad, A Tramp Abroad, Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, The Prince and the Pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and many more.
Twain originally intended that his autobiography not be published until after his death, when he could “speak freely from the grave.” But after he turned 70, he decided to publish portions of his memoirs, and beginning in September 1906, the North American Review magazine presented 25 semi-monthly installments.
Lightly framed with passages from his daughter Susy’s delightful biography of her father (written when she was a very young teenager), these Chapters provide a marvelous opportunity to eavesdrop while the author rummages around in his memory, calls up a hearty helping of nostalgia, spins yarns, and tells us at the end: "Now, then, that is the tale. Some of it is true.”
Editorial Notes -- Formatted curly quotes, emdashes, diacritics, italics. Americanized spelling. Cross-linked end notes. Chapter heads cross-linked to html table of contents. Embedded fonts for titling, initial caps, and small-caps.
I hope you enjoy this.
|autobiography, humor, memoir, nostalgia|
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