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An intimate look at Mark Twain that only he himself could offer, with added photos, music, video, and more
Enhanced eBook features added by scholar R. Kent Rasmussen to this selection of Mark Twain’s autobiographical writings include:
– Contemporary advertisements for Mark Twain’s autobiographical writings from newspapers around America
– The only existing video of Mark Twain, taken by Thomas Edison’s production company in 1909, soundtracked with the popular contemporary song “In the Sweet Bye and Bye”
– An expansive glossary linked with the text for a richer reading experience
A must-have for all lovers of Mark Twain, this selection opens a rare window onto the writer’s life, particularly his early years. Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Samuel Langhorne Clemens first used the pseudonym Mark Twain while a journalist in Nevada in 1863. When his first major book, The Innocents Abroad, appeared six years later, he began what would become one of the most celebrated and influential careers in American letters. Autobiographical Writings will help readers know the author intimately and appreciate why, a century after his death, he remains so vital and appealing.
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