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The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 by Mark Twain.. Twain stipulated that his memoir could not be published for 100 years after his death, and this is it, a raucous meander through the writer's life and mind. Surprise bestseller; you may have trouble finding a copy, but persist.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"“Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man — the biography of the man himself cannot be written.” There is very little real feeling here and no volcanic fires until you come upon the account of the death of his daughter Susy, 24, in Hartford, of meningitis, on Aug. 18, 1896. It is agony to read.."

The NY Times

"This volume—the first of three—makes public autobiographical dictations in which Twain unpredictably pursues the many side-excursions of his remarkably creative life. ."


Author bio: Mark Twain was a great American writer, newspaper man and not such a great inventor. More information can be found here:

Book Details: Nonfict Other; (760 pp. Funny, challenging: Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: 9780520267190

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