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Download Mark Twain's own autobiography: The chapters from the North American review (Wisconsin studies in American autobiography) epub

by Mark Twain




Download Mark Twain's own autobiography: The chapters from the North American review (Wisconsin studies in American autobiography) epub
ISBN: 0299125408
ISBN13: 978-0299125400
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: Regional U.S.
Author: Mark Twain
Language: English
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press (1990)
Pages: 301 pages
ePUB size: 1292 kb
FB2 size: 1222 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 626
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Ese
We just read this book in our Book Club. All agreed that while there were some entertaining moments, this autobiography did not capture his wit. It was a real "yawner".
Reggy
Here is Twain in his own voice; humorous,
cantankerous, opinionated, sometimes historically
unreliable, but always engaging, and, unlike almost
all of his contemporaries, fun to read.

He went everywhere and seems to have met everyone
of consequence in his day, and he reports all with
his reporter's eye (and imaginative gifts!). He
was also a dedicated family man who, sadly, outlived
most of his loved ones, and this work may be seen
in part as a memorial to them. The sadness, suffused
with joyful recollections, does not
detract from the overall entertainment and
enlightenment value of the work, which is highly
recommended for anyone interested in Twain or the
literary world of the nineteenth century.

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