Autobiographical Writings

» Mark Twain

Editor - R. Kent Rasmussen

Introduction by - R. Kent Rasmussen

Penguin Classics
Paperback : 08 Nov 2012



This new collection of autobiographical pieces offers a fascinating insight into the life and philosophy of Mark Twain, author of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and one of America's most celebrated writers.

A must-have for all lovers of Mark Twain, this selection of his autobiographical writings opens a rare window onto the writer's life, particularly his early years. Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Samuel Langhorne Clemens first used the pseudonym Mark Twain while a journalist in Nevada in 1863. When his first major book, The Innocents Abroad, appeared six years later, he began what would become one of the most celebrated and influential careers in American letters. Autobiographical Writings will help readers know the author intimately and appreciate why, a century after his death, he remains so vital and appealing.

This edition includes an introduction by R. Kent Rasmussen that summarizes modern scholarship on Twain.

Table of contents

Introduction by R. KENT RESMUSSEN

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Texts



Chapters from My Autobiography


An Unpleasant Adventure

My First Literary Venture

Cub Piloting Days

Early Years in Florida, Missouri

A Mississippi River Story

My Boyhood's Home

Jane Lampton Clemens

The Space-Annihilating Power of Thought

Hunting the Deceitful Turkey


My Boyhood Dreams

Is Shakespeare Dead?

The Turning-Point of My Life


Product details

Format : Paperback
ISBN: 9780143106678
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 544
Published : 08 Nov 2012
Publisher : Penguin Classics

Autobiographical Writings

» Mark Twain

Editor - R. Kent Rasmussen

Introduction by - R. Kent Rasmussen



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