Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 2
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: October 2013
Duration: 26 hours 22 minutes
Mark Twain’s complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author’s death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twain’s career. It captures his authentic and unsuppressed voice, speaking clearly from the grave and brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions.
The eagerly awaited second volume delves deeper into Twain’s life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds. Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative ranges effortlessly across the contemporary scene. He shares his views on writing and speaking, his preoccupation with money, and his contempt for the politics and politicians of his day. Affectionate and scathing by turns, his intractable curiosity and candor are everywhere on view.
“In which the great American author, aided by his scholarly editors, continues to spin out a great yarn covering his long life…Twain admirers will find this volume indispensable and will eagerly await the third volume.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)