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

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3, edited by Benjamin Griffin, Harriet Elinor Smith, and the 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
edited by Benjamin Griffin, Harriet Elinor Smith, and the editors of the Mark Twain Project
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Contributor
Author
Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The surprising final chapter of a great American life. When 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 Also included in this volume is the previously unpublished "Ashcroft-Lyon Manuscript," Mark Twain's caustic indictment of his "putrescent pair" of secretaries and the havoc that erupted in his house during their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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
BLACP
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
Dewey number
818/.4/09
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS1331
LC item number
.A2 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Grover Gardner
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1968-
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  • Griffin, Benjamin
  • Smith, Harriet Elinor
  • Gardner, Grover
  • Bancroft Library
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Authors, American
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general
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not applicable
Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3, edited by Benjamin Griffin, Harriet Elinor Smith, and the editors of the Mark Twain Project
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Unabridged
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unknown
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  • audio disc
  • computer disc
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  • sd
  • cd
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  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
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not applicable
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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
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Complete and authoritative edition.
Extent
2 audio discs (24 hr., 55 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9781504637152
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
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  • audio
  • computer
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  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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Note
Set includes: 2 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZM6423
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sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • ocn926106253
  • (OCoLC)926106253
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System requirements: CD/MP3 player or MP3 playback software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3, edited by Benjamin Griffin, Harriet Elinor Smith, and the editors of the Mark Twain Project
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Edition
Complete and authoritative edition.
Extent
2 audio discs (24 hr., 55 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504637152
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Note
Set includes: 2 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZM6423
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn926106253
  • (OCoLC)926106253
System details
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or MP3 playback software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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