qI've struck it!q Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. qAnd I will give it awayato you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography.q Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his qFinal (and Right) Planq for telling the story of his life. His innovative notionato qtalk only about the thing which interests you for the momentqameant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be qdead, and unaware, and indifferent, q and that he was therefore free to speak his qwhole frank mind.q The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. Editors: Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie MyrickThe strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be aquot;dead, and unaware, and indifferent, aquot; and that he was therefore free to speak his aquot;whole frank mind.
|Title||:||Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1|
|Publisher||:||Univ of California Press - 2010-11-15|