Monday, May 24, 2010

Samuel Langhorne Clemens Autobiography

 After 100 years.

Exactly a century after rumours of his death turned out to be entirely accurate, one of Mark Twain's dying wishes is at last coming true: an extensive, outspoken and revelatory autobiography which he devoted the last decade of his life to writing is finally going to be published.   The Independent

I am interested in reading this.


  1. Stories of Twain's literary and historic relevance are extremely overrated.
    (I hope this posts with my avatar!)

  2. I'll get it for an airplane book... :-)

  3. Anonymous23:33

    I want a copy also.

  4. I wonder if it is entirely coherent, considering it's length and the author.

    I did read that it is supposed to be a very vitriolic manuscript!

  5. God help us. 100 years sealed in a vault at UC Berkeley, with only the "educated professors" to edit the final manuscript? Whatever it was that Mr. Clemens left behind will in no way resemble anything they may publish. May they all burn in hell if they don't publish every single word, as he wrote it.

    Oh, I have an 1876 (publish date) Tom Sawyer by Samuel Clemens, with dust cover. According to all first edition references Tom Sawyer was only published by Mark Twain. Maybe an authors proof?


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