Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader's Edition (Mark Twain Papers)
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This Reader’s Edition, a portable paperback in larger type, republishes the text of the hardcover Autobiography in a form that is convenient for the general reader, without the editorial explanatory notes. It includes a brief introduction describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s ideas about writing his autobiography, as well as a chronology of his life, brief family biographies, and an excerpt from the forthcoming Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2—a controversial but characteristically humorous attack on Christian doctrine.
years. He wouldn’t pardon us out to please anybody. Well, it seemed to me that our society was no longer desirable in Nevada; so we stayed in our quarters and observed proper caution all day—except that once Steve went over to the hotel to attend to another customer of mine. That was a Mr. Cutler. You see Laird was not the only person whom I had tried to reform during my occupancy of the editorial chair. I had looked around and selected several other people, and delivered a new zest of life into
spelling of this word in his letter of 17 January 1869: “ ‘Sicisiors’ don’t spell scissors, you funny little orthographist” (L3, 45). Olivia’s own letter is not extant. Some of Clemens’s remarks here about spelling, and about Susan Crane’s spelling in particular, recast material he had used long before at a spelling bee in 1875 (“Clemens’s ‘Spelling Match’ Speech,” L6, 659–63). Autobiographical Dictation, 6 February 1906 334.36–37 I took to the platform again . . . in company with George
Historical Society. Connecticut Light and Power. 2008. “The Hartford Electric Light Company.” http://www.cl-p.com/companyinfo/helcohistory.asp. Accessed 9 July 2008. Connecticut State Historical Society. 2005. “Hamersley, William.” http://www.chs.org/library/msscoll.htm. Accessed 8 March 2005. Connecticut State Library. 2006. “Obituary Sketch of William Hamersley.” Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys as Printed in the Connecticut Reports 120:704–6.
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fired in Italy with Clemens family marriage to Ashcroft notes on Paine’s edition of autobiography previous acquaintance with Countess Massiglia publication of autobiography excerpts in North American Review records SLC’s Florentine dictations SLC and Bible class of Rockefeller, Jr. SLC and Players club SLC’s description of Roosevelt SLC’s dictation practices and Hobby SLC’s reading of “Random Extracts” typescript SLC’s Y.M.C.A., speech MacCrellish,