Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2 Cover

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2

The Complete and Authoritative Edition

By Mark Twain; Benjamin Griffin (Editor); Harriet E. Smith, Ms. (Editor)

University of California Press, Hardcover, 9780520272781, 776pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2013

Description
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


About the Author
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."