By Mark Twain
"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a pal. "And i'm going to provide it away--to you. you'll by no means know the way a lot amusement you may have misplaced till you get to dictating your autobiography." therefore, 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 lifestyles. His leading edge notion--to "talk merely in regards to the factor which pursuits you for the moment"--meant that his options might diversity freely. the stern guide that a lot of those texts stay unpublished for a hundred years intended that once they got here out, he will be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was once consequently loose to talk his "whole frank mind." The yr 2010 marks the one hundredth anniversary of Twain's dying. In social gathering of this crucial 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 talking truly from the grave as he meant.
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