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The Resource Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors: Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Diane Myrick ; a publication of the Mark Twain Project of The Bancroft Library

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors: Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Diane Myrick ; a publication of the Mark Twain Project of The Bancroft Library

Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1
Title
Autobiography of Mark Twain
Title number
Volume 1
Statement of responsibility
Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors: Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Diane Myrick ; a publication of the Mark Twain Project of The Bancroft Library
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. Eschewing chronology and organization, Twain simply meanders from observation to anecdote and between past and present. There are reminiscences from his youth of landscapes, rural idylls, and Tom Sawyeresque japes; acid-etched profiles of friends and enemies, from his "fiendish" Florentine landlady to the fatuous and "grotesque" Rockefellers; a searing polemic on a 1906 American massacre of Filipino insurgents; a hilarious screed against a hapless editor who dared tweak his prose; and countless tales of the author's own bamboozlement, unto bankruptcy, by publishers, business partners, doctors, miscellaneous moochers; he was even outsmarted by a wild turkey. Laced with Twain's unique blend of humor and vitriol, the haphazard narrative is engrossing funny, and revealing of Twain's mind
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1835-1910
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Twain, Mark
Dewey number
818/.4/0924
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1331
LC item number
.A2 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
818.409 T969zsm
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Harriet Elinor
  • Fischer, Victor
  • Frank, Michael B.
  • Griffin, Benjamin
  • Goetz, Sharon K.
  • Myrick, Leslie Diane
  • Bancroft Library
Series statement
The Mark Twain papers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Twain, Mark
  • Twain, Mark
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors: Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Diane Myrick ; a publication of the Mark Twain Project of The Bancroft Library
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A publication of the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library."
  • Part of a 3 volume set. Volume 1 has been separated to circulate i
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume I.
  • Preliminary manuscripts and dictations, 1870-1905
  • Autobiographical dictations, January-March 1906
  • Family biographies
  • Speech at the seventieth birthday dinner, 5 December 1905
  • Speech at the Players, 3 January 1906
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
The complete and authoritative edition.
Extent
xix, 736 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520267190
Lccn
2009047700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 3462365
  • (OCoLC)679749686
  • (OCoLC)ocn679749686
  • 2022306
  • 3462365
Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, Harriet Elinor Smith, editor ; associate editors: Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Diane Myrick ; a publication of the Mark Twain Project of The Bancroft Library
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A publication of the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library."
  • Part of a 3 volume set. Volume 1 has been separated to circulate i
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume I.
  • Preliminary manuscripts and dictations, 1870-1905
  • Autobiographical dictations, January-March 1906
  • Family biographies
  • Speech at the seventieth birthday dinner, 5 December 1905
  • Speech at the Players, 3 January 1906
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
The complete and authoritative edition.
Extent
xix, 736 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520267190
Lccn
2009047700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 3462365
  • (OCoLC)679749686
  • (OCoLC)ocn679749686
  • 2022306
  • 3462365

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