Autobiography of Mark Twain. Volume 1

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Cedar Falls Public Library - Adult Nonfiction
818.409 TWA
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xix, 736 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.


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"A publication of the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library."
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Part of a 3 volume set. Volume 1 has been separated to circulate i.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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WC: OWN v.1.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Twain, M., Smith, H. E., Fischer, V., Frank, M. B., Griffin, B., Goetz, S. K., & Myrick, L. D. (2010). Autobiography of Mark Twain (The complete and authoritative edition.). University of California Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mark Twain et al.. 2010. Autobiography of Mark Twain. University of California Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mark Twain et al.. Autobiography of Mark Twain University of California Press, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Twain, Mark, et al. Autobiography of Mark Twain The complete and authoritative edition., University of California Press, 2010.

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