Mark Twain's Latest Autobiography
Loving, Jerome, Humanities
It may seem odd that a literary scholar and biographer such as myself should review a scholarly edition that has been on the New York Times best-seller list for nearly three months. The last time I looked, volume one of Autobiography of Mark Twain (edited by Harriet Elinor Smith et al. of the Mark Twain Project at the University of California, Berkeley) was holding its own at number five on the list, just ahead of another comedian's take on the human race, Jon Stewart's Earth (The Book). Usually, these robust annotated editions are priced around $100 and have a print run of 1,500 or less. This one published by the University of California Press is priced to sell at $34.95, for which the …
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Publication information: Article title: Mark Twain's Latest Autobiography. Contributors: Loving, Jerome - Author. Magazine title: Humanities. Volume: 32. Issue: 2 Publication date: March/April 2011. Page number: 14+. © Superintendent of Documents Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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