Autobiography of Mark Twain

Autobiography of Mark Twain

Volume 1

Audiobook CD - 2010
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"I've struck it!" Mark Twain once wrote. "And I will give it away--to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion--to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"--meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for one hundred years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind." This first of three volumes presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave, as he intended
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2010]
Edition: Complete and authoritative edition, Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2010
ISBN: 9781441778444
1441778446
Branch Call Number: MP3 BIO Twain, M 2010
Characteristics: 2 sound discs (approximately 25 hr.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in

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Dec 28, 2016

Worthy experiment in liturature as the author writes/dictates an "autobiography" the purpose of which he explains himself. Informative, entertaining and sad as only the ramblings of a brilliant wit could be. Author says whatever comes into his head about himself and his world (with some exceptions as he admits some things cannot be said or written by anyone under any circumstances) with the effect of the sort of parlor talk his most intimate and trusted friends might have heard. All sixty-one cds highly recommended.

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