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Year: 2007 Volume: 37/4 Publisher: Baltimore (Md.) : Johns Hopkins University press,

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A family sketch and other private writings
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ISBN: 0520959639 Year: 2014 Publisher: Berkeley, California : University of California Press,

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This book publishes, for the first time in full, the two most revealing of Mark Twain's private writings. Here he turns his mind to the daily life he shared with his wife Livy, their three daughters, a great many servants, and an imposing array of pets. These first-hand accounts display this gifted and loving family in the period of its flourishing.Mark Twain began to write ""A Family Sketch"" in response to the early death of his eldest daughter, Susy, but the manuscript grew under his hands to become an exuberant account of the entire household. His record of the childrens' sayings-""Small F


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Autobiography of Mark Twain.
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ISBN: 1282754416 9786612754418 0520946995 Year: 2010 Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press,

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""I've struck it!"" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. ""And I will give it away-to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography."" Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his ""Final (and Right) Plan"" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion-to ""talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment""-meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would

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