Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete and Authoritative Edition
ISBN: 0520272781
EAN13: 9780520272781
Language: English
Pages: 776
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 10.00" L x 8.00" W
Weight: 4.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
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
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover Praise for Volume 1 It feels like a form of time travel. One moment you're on horseback in the Hawaiian islands -- or recovering from saddle boils with a cigar in your mouth -- and the next moment you're meeting the Viennese maid he called, in a private joke, 'Wuthering Heights.' We can hardly wait for Volume 2.-- New York Times Twain's autobiography, finally available after a century, is a garrulous outpouring--and every word beguiles.-- Wall Street Journal I start reading Twain's Autobiography at any page and don't want to stop, for the sheer voluptuous pleasure of the prose.-- Roger Ebert