Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography
by Mark Twain
" I was born without teeth -- and there Richard III had the advantage of me; but I was born without a humpback, likewise, and there I had the advantage of him. My parents were neither very poor nor conspicuously honest. "
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by Karen Lystra - University of California Press
The last years of Mark Twain's life are sadly familiar: crippled by losses and tragedies, american humorist sank into a deep depression. This book recovers Twain's final years as they really were--lived in the shadow of deception and prejudice.
by Mark Twain - Classic Reader
Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River.
by V. G. Chertkov - William Heinemann
So much misunderstanding has accumulated in connection with the last years and days of Leo Nikolaevitch Tolstoy's life, that before starting upon this first detailed account of his 'going away' I begin with a somewhat lengthy introduction.
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A lively biography of the world's greatest playwright and poet by an ardent admirer. Frank Harris created an impressionistic portrait that is at once a highly idiosyncratic exploration of the plays and a telling of the life through them.