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Mark Twain S Burlesque Autobiography And First Romance

Author : Mark Twain
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Mark Twain S Burlesque Autobiography

Author : Mark Twain
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Mark Twain S Burlesque Autobiography And First Romance

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"The greatest humorist this country has produced."-NY Times, April 12, 1910 "The father of American literature." - William Faulkner Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance is an 1871 book by American author Mark Twain. The book consists of two short stories: "A Burlesque Autobiography" and "First Romance." The book bears no relationship to Twain's actual life. The two short stories present fictional characters who are supposedly part of Twain's lineage. In the final passage, Twain develops the story to a point of crisis, saying: "The truth is, I have got my hero (or heroine) into such a particularly close place, that I do not see how I am ever going to get him (or her) out of it again...." About the author: Mark Twain (1835 -1910) was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist this country has produced", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel". Other books by the author include: *The Adventures of Tom Sawyer *Adventures of Huckleberry Finn *A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court *What Is Man? and Other Essays *The Innocents Abroad *Life on the Mississippi *The Prince and the Pauper *The Mysterious Stranger, and Other Stories *Roughing It *The Best American Humorous Short Stories *A Tramp Abroad *The $30,000 Bequest, and Other Stories *Tom Sawyer Abroad *Eve's Diary *Tom Sawyer, Detective *The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson *The Great English Short-Story Writers *The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today *How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays *Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World *The Mysterious Stranger: A Romance *Sketches New and Old *Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc *1601: Conversation as it was by the Social Fireside in the Time of the Tudors *Christian Science *On the Decay of the Art of Lying *Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences *Is Shakespeare Dead? *Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven *Extracts from Adam's Diary A Dog's Tale *Lords of the Housetops: Thirteen Cat Tales *The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg *The American Claimant *Chapters from My Autobiography *In Defence of Harriet Shelley *A Double Barrelled Detective Story

A Burlesque Autobiography

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ÊTwo or three persons having at different times intimated that if I would write an autobiography they would read it, when they got leisure, I yield at last to this frenzied public demand, and herewith tender my history: Ours is a noble old house, and stretches a long way back into antiquity. The earliest ancestor the Twains have any record of was a friend of the family by the name of Higgins. This was in the eleventh century, when our people were living in Aberdeen, county of Cork, England. Why it is that our long line has ever since borne the maternal name (except when one of them now and then took a playful refuge in an alias to avert foolishness), instead of Higgins, is a mystery which none of us has ever felt much desire to stir. It is a kind of vague, pretty romance, and we leave it alone. All the old families do that way. Arthour Twain was a man of considerable noteÑa solicitor on the highway in William Rufus' time. At about the age of thirty he went to one of those fine old English places of resort called Newgate, to see about something, and never returned again. While there he died suddenly. Augustus Twain, seems to have made something of a stir about the year 1160. He was as full of fun as he could be, and used to take his old sabre and sharpen it up, and get in a convenient place on a dark night, and stick it through people as they went by, to see them jump. He was a born humorist. But he got to going too far with it; and the first time he was found stripping one of these parties, the authorities removed one end of him, and put it up on a nice high place on Temple Bar, where it could contemplate the people and have a good time. He never liked any situation so much or stuck to it so long.

A Burlesque Autobiography And First Romance

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : 9389682541
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Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance is an 1871 book by American author Mark Twain. Published by Sheldon & Co. in 1871, the book consists of two short stories: "A Burlesque Autobiography", which first appeared in Twain's Memoranda contributions to The Galaxy, and "First Romance", which originally appeared in The Express in 1870. The book bears no relationship to Twain's actual life. The two short stories present fictional characters who are supposedly part of Twain's lineage. In the final passage, Twain develops the story to a point of crisis, and then abruptly ends the tale, saying: " The truth is, I have got my hero (or heroine) into such a particularly close place, that I do not see how I am ever going to get him (or her) out of it again--and therefore I will wash my hands of the whole business, and leave that person to get out the best way that offers--or else stay there. I thought it was going to be easy enough to straighten out that little difficulty, but it looks different now. " With that, Twain's Autobiography ends. The illustrations form an interesting aspect of this book. They have no relationship to the text of the book. Rather, they use cartoons illustrating the children's poem The House that Jack Built to lampoon the Erie Railroad Ring (the house) and its participants, Jay Gould, John T. Hoffman, and Jim Fisk. The book was not one of Twain's personal favorites. Two years after publication, he bought all of the printing plates of the book and destroyed them.

Mark Twain S Burlesque Autobiography Ebook Nc Digital Library

Author : Mark Twain
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Mark Twain S Burlesque Autobiography

Author : Samuel Langhorne Clemens
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Mark Twain S Burlesque Autobiography

Author : Марк Твен
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The book bears no relationship to Twain's actual life. The two short stories present fictional characters who are supposedly part of Twain's lineage.

The Mark Twain Encyclopedia

Author : J. R. LeMaster
ISBN : 082407212X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This reference guide is designed for anyone interested in Samuel L. Clemens. Around 740 entries, arranged alphabetically, are a collection of articles, covering a variety of topics pertaining to this American author's life.--[from preface].

Mark Twain S Own Autobiography

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : 9780299234737
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography stands as the last of Twain’s great yarns. Here he tells his story in his own way, freely expressing his joys and sorrows, his affections and hatreds, his rages and reverence—ending, as always, tongue-in-cheek: “Now, then, that is the tale. Some of it is true.” More than the story of a literary career, this memoir is anchored in the writer’s relation to his family—what they meant to him as a husband, father, and artist. It also brims with many of Twain’s best comic anecdotes about his rambunctious boyhood in Hannibal, his misadventures in the Nevada territory, his notorious Whittier birthday speech, his travels abroad, and more. Twain published twenty-five “Chapters from My Autobiography” in the North American Review in 1906 and 1907. “I intend that this autobiography . . . shall be read and admired a good many centuries because of its form and method—form and method whereby the past and the present are constantly brought face to face, resulting in contrasts which newly fire up the interest all along, like contact of flint with steel.” For this second edition, Michael Kiskis’s introduction references a wealth of critical work done on Twain since 1990. He also adds a discussion of literary domesticity, locating the autobiography within the history of Twain’s literary work and within Twain’s own understanding and experience of domestic concerns.

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