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Mark Twain's Autobiography: Volume 1 [Kindle Edition]

Mark Twain
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Volume 1 of 2.

In this autobiography, Mark Twain is speaking from the grave, literally. He would not allow the book to be published until after his death, so that he could speak freely, as in a love letter. In the manner in which Twain is so well-known, his autobiography is really not an autobiography at all, but a series of entertaining stories and opinions, dinner table talks, such as he had always delivered in his own home and elsewhere, and with about the same latitude and elaboration. Twain's narrative is not in any sense a mere fairy tale, many of the chapters, especially the earlier ones, are vividly true in their presentation. The things he told of Mrs. Clemens and Susy are marvelously and beautifully true in spirit and aspect, and the story as a whole is amazingly faithful in the character picture it presents of the man himself.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 565 KB
  • Print Length: 275 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J4SU7SO
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5.0 out of 5 stars An insight into Twain's thought and memories. 29 Jan. 2014
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This was not quite what I expected. The format of the volume is odd, being larger in area and thinner than I expected.
However, it is an enjoyable amusing read as I imagined. Twain dictated this over a period of time in his old age, and mixed in comments on then current affairs, with reminiscence on friends, family and associates. He speaks of his travels, and meetings with famous and unknown personalities around the world.
His sincerety, warmth, and humour pervades the whole work. I am really glad I bought it, and volume two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars how to write an autobiography 20 Dec. 2013
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Sets the bar high. Just fantastic to see new writings from the author.
It doesn't proceed chronologically, but rather is along a stream of consciousness
path. Incredible. Hard to put down. Can't wait to get to the next volume.
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