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The Resource Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3, by Mark Twain ; edited by Benjamin Griffin and Harriet Elinor Smith and other editors of the Mark Twain Project

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3, by Mark Twain ; edited by Benjamin Griffin and Harriet Elinor Smith and other editors of the Mark Twain Project

Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3
Title
Autobiography of Mark Twain
Title number
Volume 3
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Twain ; edited by Benjamin Griffin and Harriet Elinor Smith and other editors of the Mark Twain Project
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The surprising final chapter of a great American lifeWhen the first volume of Mark Twain's uncensored Autobiography was published in 2010, it was hailed as an essential addition to the shelf of his works and a crucial document for our understanding of the great humorist's life and times. This third and final volume crowns and completes his life's work. Like its companion volumes, it chronicles Twain's inner and outer life through a series of daily dictations that go wherever his fancy leads.Created from March 1907 to December 1909, these dictations present Mark Twain at the end of his life: receiving an honorary degree from Oxford University; railing against Theodore Roosevelt, founding numerous clubs; incredulous at an exhibition of the Holy Grail; credulous about the authorship of Shakespeare's plays; relaxing in Bermuda; observing (and investing in) new technologies. The autobiography's "Closing Words" movingly commemorate his daughter Jean, who died on Christmas Eve 1909. Also included in this volume is the previously unpublished "Ashcroft-Lyon Manuscript," Mark Twain's caustic indictment of his "putrescent pair" of secretaries and the havoc that erupted in his house during their residency.Fitfully published in fragments at intervals throughout the twentieth century, Autobiography of Mark Twain has now been critically reconstructed and made available as it was intended to be read. Fully annotated by the editors of the Mark Twain Project, the complete Autobiography emerges as a landmark publication in American literature
Cataloging source
BLACP
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Grover Gardner
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
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  • Griffin, Benjamin
  • Smith, Harriet Elinor.
  • Gardner, Grover
  • Bancroft Library
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Authors, American
  • Humorists, American
Target audience
general
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not applicable
Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3, by Mark Twain ; edited by Benjamin Griffin and Harriet Elinor Smith and other editors of the Mark Twain Project
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
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unknown
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audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Complete and authoritative edition.
Extent
20 audio discs (24 hr., 55 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504637145
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Note
Set includes: 20 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • ZP6423
  • Z6423
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn926106121
  • (OCoLC)926106121
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3, by Mark Twain ; edited by Benjamin Griffin and Harriet Elinor Smith and other editors of the Mark Twain Project
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Complete and authoritative edition.
Extent
20 audio discs (24 hr., 55 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504637145
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Note
Set includes: 20 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • ZP6423
  • Z6423
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn926106121
  • (OCoLC)926106121
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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