Friday, July 09, 2010

Mark Twain fans...get pumped

In November, volume one of Mark Twain's autobiography will be published for the first time. That is 100 years after Twain's death. Until now, the autobiography has been sitting in a vault in UCAL-Berkeley. Why the delay? Because Twain was worried about the material he included in the autobiography as being too controversial to be released. And thus willed the book's release exactly 100 years after his death...

His criticism of Christianity is sharp in the book (which if you have read any of his other books, this should be no surprise). He also criticizes then president Teddy Roosevelt as well which was taboo.

I'm usually not the guy who looks forward to upcoming book releases. But as Mark Twain was the only author I actually enjoyed reading in middle school because of such lines as, "Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates," I will be eagerly awaiting it's release

Read more about the autobiography here, which also include a news segment about it

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