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The Resource Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, editor: Harriet Elinor Smith ; associate editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Benjamin Griffin ; contributing editors ; Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, editor: Harriet Elinor Smith ; associate editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Benjamin Griffin ; contributing editors ; Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick

Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1
Title
Autobiography of Mark Twain
Title number
Volume 1
Statement of responsibility
editor: Harriet Elinor Smith ; associate editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Benjamin Griffin ; contributing editors ; Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. Eschewing chronology and organization, Twain simply meanders from observation to anecdote and between past and present. There are reminiscences from his youth of landscapes, rural idylls, and Tom Sawyeresque japes; acid-etched profiles of friends and enemies, from his "fiendish" Florentine landlady to the fatuous and "grotesque" Rockefellers; a searing polemic on a 1906 American massacre of Filipino insurgents; a hilarious screed against a hapless editor who dared tweak his prose; and countless tales of the author's own bamboozlement, unto bankruptcy, by publishers, business partners, doctors, miscellaneous moochers; he was even outsmarted by a wild turkey. Laced with Twain's unique blend of humor and vitriol, the haphazard narrative is engrossing funny, and revealing of Twain's mind
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
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Autobiography
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1968-
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  • Smith, Harriet Elinor
  • Fischer, Victor
  • Frank, Michael B
  • Griffin, Benjamin
  • Goetz, Sharon K
  • Myrick, Leslie Diane
  • Bancroft Library
Series statement
The Mark Twain papers
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Authors, American
  • Twain, Mark
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, editor: Harriet Elinor Smith ; associate editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Benjamin Griffin ; contributing editors ; Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A publication of the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Vol. I: Preliminary manuscripts and dictations, 1870-1905 -- Autobiographical dictations, January-March 1906 -- Family biographies -- Speech at the seventieth birthday dinner, 5 December 1905 -- Speech at the Players, 3 January 1906
Control code
ocn679749686
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
736 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520267190
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2009047700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, editor: Harriet Elinor Smith ; associate editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Benjamin Griffin ; contributing editors ; Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick
Publication
Note
"A publication of the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Vol. I: Preliminary manuscripts and dictations, 1870-1905 -- Autobiographical dictations, January-March 1906 -- Family biographies -- Speech at the seventieth birthday dinner, 5 December 1905 -- Speech at the Players, 3 January 1906
Control code
ocn679749686
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
736 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520267190
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2009047700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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