Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2

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Univ of California Press, Oct 5, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 776 pages
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Mark Twain’s complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author’s death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twain’s career. It captures his authentic and unsuppressed voice, speaking clearly from the grave and brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions.

The eagerly-awaited Volume 2 delves deeper into Mark Twain’s life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds. Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative ranges effortlessly across the contemporary scene. He shares his views on writing and speaking, his preoccupation with money, and his contempt for the politics and politicians of his day. Affectionate and scathing by turns, his intractable curiosity and candor are everywhere on view.

Editors: Benjamin Griffin and Harriet E. Smith
Associate Editors: Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz and Leslie Diane Myrick
 
 

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

More stream of consciousness than standard autobiography, this was dictated by Twain a few years before he died. It includes his reaction to news items of the day, memories of his adventures and of ... Read full review

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN, VOLUME 2: The Complete and Authoritative Edition

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In which the great American author, aided by his scholarly editors, continues to spin out a great yarn covering his long life.In the year of his birth, writes Twain, John Marshall, the noted jurist ... Read full review

Contents

liST of DiCTaTioNS Autobiographical Dictations AprilDecember 2 April 3 April
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April
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April
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April
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April
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April
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April
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February
434
February
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February
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February
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February
454
Explanatory notes
457
october
468
october
470

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June
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June
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June
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June
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June
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June
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June
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June
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June
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June
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June
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June
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June
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June 3 6 11 18 23
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June
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July
143
July
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July
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August
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August
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August
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August
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August
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August
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August
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August
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August
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August
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August
195
August
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September
214
September
219
September 7 September
223
September
229
october
235
october
240
Autobiographical Dictations JanuaryFebruary 6 January
359
January
361
January
370
January
374
January
376
January
380
January
387
January
400
January
409
February
413
February
415
February
430
February
433
october
487
october 10 october
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october
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555
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october
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october 16 october 30 october
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november 8 november 19 november 20 november 21 november
580
november 23 november 24 november
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november
587
December 2 December
589
December 5 December 6 December 13 December 17 December 18 December
596
December 20 December 21 December
617
December
624
December
645
Appendixes
649
December
658
Word Division in This Volume
663
December
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index
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Benjamin Griffin and Harriet Elinor Smith are editors at the Mark Twain Project, which is housed within the Mark Twain Papers, the world’s largest archive of primary materials by this major American writer. Under the direction of General Editor Robert H. Hirst, the Project’s editors are producing the first comprehensive edition of all of Mark Twain’s writings.

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