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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781482979862
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I intend that this autobiography shall become a model for all future autobiographies when it is published after my death, and I also intend that it shall be read and admired a good many centuries because of its form and method—a 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. Moreover, this autobiography of mine does not select from my life its showy episodes but deals mainly in the common experiences which go to make up the life of the average human being, because these episodes are of a sort which he is familiar with in his own life, and in which he sees his own life reflected and set down in print.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marva | 9/4/2013

    " This book got me laughing again and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 12/1/2012

    " Be careful - Twain is a noted tale spinner so is this REALLY the definitive autobiography or a rewrite of an already colorful life? Take a grain of salt and read it anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth W | 2/13/2012

    " my first foray into ebooks with the Nook app for Android "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bev | 11/24/2011

    " i would have to add this is a self-absorbed run down memory lane. where I used to have a great deal of respect and admiration for Mark Twain, after reading his autobiography, I no longer do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 8/9/2011

    " I get bored without a plot, so I take breaks every quarter. Not sure I will finish this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 4/8/2011

    " I get bored without a plot, so I take breaks every quarter. Not sure I will finish this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marva | 1/21/2011

    " This book got me laughing again and again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 8/30/2010

    " my first foray into ebooks with the Nook app for Android "

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About the Author
Author Mark Twain

Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens (1835–1910), was born in Florida, Missouri, and grew up in Hannibal on the west bank of the Mississippi River. He attended school briefly and then at age thirteen became a full-time apprentice to a local printer. When his older brother Orion established the Hannibal Journal, Samuel became a compositor for that paper and then, for a time, an itinerant printer. With a commission to write comic travel letters, he traveled down the Mississippi. Smitten with the riverboat life, he signed on as an apprentice to a steamboat pilot. After 1859, he became a licensed pilot, but two years later the Civil War put an end to the steam-boat traffic.

In 1861, he and his brother traveled to the Nevada Territory where Samuel became a writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, and there, on February 3, 1863, he signed a humorous account with the pseudonym Mark Twain. The name was a river man’s term for water “two fathoms deep” and thus just barely safe for navigation.

In 1870 Twain married and moved with his wife to Hartford, Connecticut. He became a highly successful lecturer in the United States and England, and he continued to write.

About the Narrator

Bronson Pinchot, an Audie Award–winning narrator and Audible’s Narrator of the Year for 2010, received his education at Yale University, which filled out what he had already received at his mother’s knee in the all-important areas of Shakespeare, Greek art and architecture, and the Italian Renaissance. He restores Greek Revival buildings and appears in television, film, and on stage whenever the pilasters and entablatures overwhelm him.