The Autobiography of Mark Twain: In Defense of Naps, Bacon, Martinis, Profanity, and Other Indulgences (Paperback)
In Defense of Naps, Bacon, Martinis, Profanity, and Other Indulgences
Harper Perennial, 9780060955427, 560pp.
Publication Date: January 26, 2000
Mark Twain was a figure larger than fife: massive in talent, eruptive in temperament, unpredictable in his actions. He crafted stories of heroism, adventure, tragedy, and comedy that reflected the changing America of the time, and he tells his own story--which includes sixteen pages of photos--with the same flair he brought to his fiction. Writing this autobiography on his deathbed, Twain vowed to he "free and frank and unembarrassed" in the recounting of his life and his experiences.
Twain was more than a match for the expanding America of riverboats, gold rushes, and the vast westward movement, which provided the material for his novels and which served to inspire this beloved and uniquely American autobiography.