Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 2
By Mark Twain, Harriet Elinor Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz & Leslie Diane Myrick
Narrated by Grover Gardner / 26 hours 16 minutes
Mark Twain’s complete, uncensored Autobiography wasan instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on thecentennial of the author’s death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews,the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twain’scareer. It captures his authentic and unsuppressed voice, speaking clearly fromthe grave and brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions.
The eagerly awaited second volume delves deeper into Twain’slife, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds.Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative rangeseffortlessly across the contemporary scene. He shares his views on writing andspeaking, his preoccupation with money, and his contempt for the politics andpoliticians of his day. Affectionate and scathing by turns, his intractablecuriosity and candor are everywhere on view.