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Autobiography of Mark Twain

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Dictated toward the end of his life, the Autobiography of Mark Twain captures an immense wit and keen sense of self in delightful vignettes and brief meditations on a life both full and fast. From his youth in the South to the early days of his writing career, Twain reflects on the loves, successes, heartbreaks, and failures that made him.

About the author

Mark Twain (1835-1910) was an American humorist, novelist, and lecturer. Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, he was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, a setting which would serve as inspiration for some of his most famous works. After an apprenticeship at a local printer’s shop, he worked as a typesetter and contributor for a newspaper run by his brother Orion. Before embarking on a career as a professional writer, Twain spent time as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi and as a miner in Nevada. In 1865, inspired by a story he heard at Angels Camp, California, he published “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” earning him international acclaim for his abundant wit and mastery of American English. He spent the next decade publishing works of travel literature, satirical stories and essays, and his first novel, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873). In 1876, he published The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a novel about a mischievous young boy growing up on the banks of the Mississippi River. In 1884 he released a direct sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which follows one of Tom’s friends on an epic adventure through the heart of the American South. Addressing themes of race, class, history, and politics, Twain captures the joys and sorrows of boyhood while exposing and condemning American racism. Despite his immense success as a writer and popular lecturer, Twain struggled with debt and bankruptcy toward the end of his life, but managed to repay his creditors in full by the time of his passing at age 74. Curiously, Twain’s birth and death coincided with the appearance of Halley’s Comet, a fitting tribute to a visionary writer whose steady sense of morality survived some of the darkest periods of American history.

Product details

Authors Mark Twain
Publisher Ingram Publishers Services
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 21.05.2021
EAN 9781513282077
ISBN 978-1-5132-8207-7
No. of pages 462
Dimensions 127 mm x 203 mm x 28 mm
Weight 508 g
Series Mint Editions
Mint Editions—In Their Own Words: Biographical and Autobiographical Narratives
Mint Editions (In Their Own Words: Biographical and Autobiographical Narratives)
Subject Social sciences, law, business > Sociology > General, dictionaries

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