Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1Mark Twain
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“Sometimes the autobiography seems Twain's letter to posterity. At other times, reading it feels like eavesdropping on a conversation he is having with himself... This first installment of Twain's autobiography brings us closer to all of him than we have ever come before.” New York Review Of Books 20110224 “This is a book to treasure for all friends of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.” Acadiana Lifestyle Magazine 20101201 “Dip into the first enormous volume of Twain's autobiography that he had decreed should not appear until 100 years after his death. And Twain will begin to seem strange again, alluring and still astonishing, but less sure-footed, and at times both puzzled and puzzling in ways that still resonate with us, though not the ways we might expect.” New York Times 20100917 “This is a book for dipping, not plunging. Read, as Twain might put it, until interest pales, and then jump. It feels like a form of time travel.” New York Times/The Opinion Pages 20101127 "Twain generously provides the 21st century aficionado a marvelous read. His crystalline humor and expansive range are a continuous source of delight and awe... [He] has given us 'an astonishment' in his autobiography with his final, beautifully unorganized genius and intemperate thoughts. Pull up a chair and revel.“ Los Angeles Times Book Review 20101114 ”Mission accomplished, Mr. Clemens." — Roger Boylan Boston Review 20101101 “His ”whole frank mind,' sharp and funny, is seared onto every page. A“ Entertainment Weekly 20101110 ”Brimming with Twain's humor, ideas and opinions, this is a book for anyone interested in the writer's work and life.“ Curledup.com 20110112 ”Pure Twain at his typically discursive, rambling, and droll... The bard of Hannibal still has much to say.“ American Heritage 20100901 ”The bestseller chart is awash with memoirs — but none offer the extreme reading of the Autobiography of Mark Twain." — Debra Craine The Times 20101018 “Twain's autobiography, finally available after a century, is a garrulous outpouring-and every word beguiles.” Wall Street Journal 20101113 “Promises a no-holds barred perspective on Twain's life, and will be rich with rambunctious, uncompromising opinions.” Herald Scotland 20100719 "Twain would approve!“ Bookideas.com 20101229 ”Twain's writing here is electric, alternately moving and hilarious. He couldn't write a ho-hum sentence.“ Library Journal 20100915 ”A major achevement.“ Choice 20110420 ”Twian's 'Final Plan' has been released in a truly spectacular first volume of his posthumous 'Autobiography'." — Vitali Vitaliev Engineering & Technology 20110201 “With the uncensored Twain finally here, we're the furthest thing from indifferent.” Time Magazine 20100920