Chapters From My Autobiography

Chapters From My Autobiography

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by Mark Twain
     
 

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Mark Twain (or Samuel Clemens) intended for his autobiography to be published long after he died. He felt that he couldn't be honest about his experiences and contemporaries if he was worried about the reaction of others. However, in 1906 he agreed to publish selections from the autobiography in the North American Review, from September 1906 through December 1907. The…  See more details below

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Mark Twain (or Samuel Clemens) intended for his autobiography to be published long after he died. He felt that he couldn't be honest about his experiences and contemporaries if he was worried about the reaction of others. However, in 1906 he agreed to publish selections from the autobiography in the North American Review, from September 1906 through December 1907. The twenty-five "Chapters from My Autobiography" have been brought together in this book. At the beginning of each chapter is the following preface:

Prefatory Note -- Mr. Clemens began to write his autobiography many years ago, and he continues to add to it day by day. It was his original intention to permit no publication of his memoirs until after his death; but, after leaving "Pier No. 70," he concluded that a considerable portion might now suitably be given to the public. It is that portion, garnered from the quarter-million of words already written, which will appear in this Review during the coming year. No part of the autobiography will be published in book form during the lifetime of the author. -- Editor N. A. R.

Eventually the full 'Autobiography of Mark Twain' was published after his death. It is more a lengthy set of anecdotes and ruminations than a traditional autobiography, published in four volumes and comprises some half a million words.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849023436
Publisher:
Benediction Books
Publication date:
08/17/2011
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Twain wurde am 30.11.1835 in Florida (Missouri) geboren. Sein eigentlicher Name ist Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Der Vater starb 1847 und Twain mußte im Alter von zwölf Jahren die Schule abbrechen und begann eine Lehre als Schriftsetzer. Mit 17 Jahren ging er nach New York, dann nach Philadelphia, wo er die ersten Reiseskizzen schrieb.

Von 1857 bis 1860 war er Lotse auf dem Mississippi, nahm am Sezessionskrieg auf der Seite der Konföderierten teil und war 1861 Silbersucher in Nevada. 1864 lebte er in San Francisco, 1866 als Reporter auf Hawaii und 1867 als Reisender in Europa und Palästina. Er gründete einen Verlag, mußte aber 1894 Konkurs anmelden und ging auf Weltreise, um mit Vorträgen seine Schulden abzutragen.

Mark Twain starb am 21.04.1910 in Redding (Connecticut).

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 30, 1835
Date of Death:
April 21, 1910
Place of Birth:
Florida, Missouri
Place of Death:
Redding, Connecticut

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