Monday, July 12, 2010

Twain Autobiography Re-released Unedited for Brand

Mark Twain Autobiography Re-releases November 15 

Did you read the article in this weekend's New York Times about the new Autobiography of Mark Twain? It's worth your reading (available online) if you haven't.

Twain (Samuel Clements) recorded the material in 1910, then had it heavily edited to protect his image at the time. He hoped that in time it could be re-released in its original form to show the real Twain, in an era when he could be viewed as himself without degrading his brand or his family. Today is that time.

Twain fans and history mavens should be delighted. This is as close as we will be so long after Twain's passing to get to know the real Mark Twain and his times.

Alan Eggleston
Writer and editor, business bookseller, leisure bookseller
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