Book #13021

Mark Twain In Eruption Hitherto Unpublished Pages About Men And Events By Mark Twain Edited And With An Introduction By Bernard Devoto - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Mark Twain In Eruption Hitherto Unpublished Pages About Men And Events By Mark Twain Edited And With An Introduction By Bernard Devoto - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940.

Very Good+ 1940 Mark Twain first edition in Very Good dust-jacket, slight chipping and small tear on back cover. As referenced in BAL #3564, title page in black and red, terra-cotta imitation buckram binding with publisher's device stamped in blue on front. On copyright page: first edition; and, code letters K-P, signifying printed October, 1940. This is the 1940 first edition, selected by Bernard DeVoto from the unpublished parts of Twain's autobiography, copyrighted 1922.

Editor and Twain scholar Bernard DeVoto took Twain's literary and opinionated anecdotes, asides, and discourses and shaped them into semi-autobiographical form for publication in 1940. Twain rambles along here discussing everything from Andrew Carnegie to Kipling. The result is an insider's look at the literary Mark Twain with insight as to why and how his humor became American folklore.

Price: $190.00

Author Bio

Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), pen name Mark Twain, was American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and was called "the father of American literature" by American author William Faulkner.