20 October 2010

Mark Twain

The first of three volumes of the
 Autobiography of Mark Twain
is due for release next week.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835—1910), well known by his pen name
 Mark Twain, was a riverboat pilot, a journalist, and a failed
business man several times over. 
But he is best known as an American author and humorist.

Mark Twain spent his last years dictating an autobiography, then left
strict instructions that it remain unpublished until 100 years after
his death so that he would be “dead, and unaware, and indifferent.”

I’ll definitely be picking up a copy next week!

Oh, and the gent had a stellar monogram!
Mark Twain's monogram MT from the cover of his book The American Claimant
Book cover photo from barnesandnoble.com


pretty pink tulips said...

My son just read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer --- can't see a white fence without thinking of Twain!

What a monogram. A man after my own heart!!
xo Elizabeth

Alexis said...

Such an interesting man, should be a fantastic book.