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By Mark Twain

The yr 2010 marked the one centesimal anniversary of Mark Twain’s demise. In get together of this crucial milestone and in honor of the adored culture of publishing Mark Twain’s works, UC Press released Autobiography of Mark Twain, quantity 1, the 1st of a projected three-volume version of the full, uncensored autobiography. The booklet grew to become a right away bestseller and used to be hailed because the capstone of the life’s paintings of America’s favourite author.

This Reader’s Edition, a conveyable paperback in higher variety, republishes the textual content of the hardcover Autobiography in a sort that's handy for the overall reader, with out the editorial explanatory notes. It contains a short creation describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s rules approximately writing his autobiography, in addition to a chronology of his existence, short relations biographies, and an excerpt from the coming near near Autobiography of Mark Twain, quantity 2—a arguable yet normally funny assault on Christian doctrine.

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