This carefully crafted ebook: “The Mark Twain Autobiography + 3 Biographies” contains 4 Mark Twain Biographies in 1 book and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Chapters From My Autobiography By Mark Twain My Mark Twain By William Dean Howells’ Mark Twain A Biography By Albert Bigelow Paine The Boys’ Life Of Mark Twain By Albert Bigelow Paine Mark Twain began writing his autobiography long before the 1906 publications of these Chapters from my Autobiography. He originally planned to have his memoirs published only after his death but realized, once he’d passed his 70th year, that a lot of the material might be OK to publish before his departure. These chapters were published in serial form in the North American Review during 1906-1907. While much of the material consists of stories about the people, places and incidents of his long life, there’re also several sections from his daughter. In My Mark Twain, Howells pens a literary memoir that includes such fascinating scenes as their meetings with former president Ulysses Grant who was then writing the classic autobiography that Twain would underwrite in the largest publishing deal until that time. But it is also notable for its affectionate descriptions of his friend's family life during Howell's many visits to the Twain residences in Hartford and Stormfield. Mark Twain A Biography and The Boys’ Life Of Mark Twain written by Albert Bigelow Paine, are an invaluable resource to better understand Twain, the stories behind his stories and his life with those he loved and with whom he worked. Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910), quintessential American humorist, lecturer, essayist, and author wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham. Albert Bigelow Paine (1861 - 1937) was Mark Twain's biographer. He lived with Twain, collecting ideas and material for a biography, for a few years before Twain's death in 1910.
Mark Twain certainly lived by the dictum that one should never let the truth get in the way of a good story, and his life, whatever truth can be told of it, is a great tale in itself. Born by the name Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 - 1910), Twain is one of America's best known and loved authors. His novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered one a few Great American novels. Twain was well traveled, vastly popular, and utterly quotable. His sharp and witty sayings make up a body of literature in themselves. This biography on Twain is Albert Paine's best known work, and it features scenes from their friendship as well as a pretty accurate reckoning of Twain's life. As a biography it is lucid and eloquent, and it's composed from direct sources such as letters, notes, and diaries. Explore the life and times of one of America's - and the world's - most celebrated authors.