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By Mark Twain, Victor Fischer

"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a pal. "And i'll supply it away—to you. you'll by no means understand how a lot amusement you might have misplaced until eventually you get to dictating your autobiography." hence, after dozens of fake starts off and enormous quantities of pages, Twain launched into his "Final (and correct) Plan" for telling the tale of his existence. His leading edge notion—to "talk in simple terms concerning the factor which pursuits you for the moment"—meant that his concepts may perhaps diversity freely. the stern guideline that a lot of those texts stay unpublished for a hundred years intended that after they got here out, he will be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he used to be for this reason unfastened to talk his "whole frank mind." The 12 months 2010 marks the a hundredth anniversary of Twain's dying. In party of this significant milestone and in honor of the adored culture of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to supply for the 1st time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and precisely as he left it. This significant literary occasion brings to readers, admirers, and students the 1st of 3 volumes and offers Mark Twain's real and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, principles, and reviews, and conversing truly from the grave as he intended.

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Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon ok. Goetz, Leslie Myrick

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