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The Autobiography of Mark Twain: Deluxe Modern Classic (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) (English Edition) Kindle版
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“A book filled with richnesses of humor and tragedy of disappointment and triumph, of sweetness and bitterness, and all in that unsurpassed American prose.” —New York Herald Tribune Book Review
Mark Twain was a figure larger than life: massive in talent, eruptive in temperament, unpredictable in his actions. He crafted stories of heroism, adventure, tragedy, and comedy that reflected the changing America of the time, and he tells his own story—which includes sixteen pages of photos—with the same flair he brought to his fiction. Writing this autobiography on his deathbed, Twain vowed to be “free and frank and unembarrassed” in the recounting of his life and his experiences.
Twain was more than a match for the expanding America of riverboats, gold rushes, and the vast westward movement, which provided the material for his novels and which served to inspire this beloved and uniquely American autobiography.
Charles Neider was an essayist, novelist, nature writer, and noted scholar of Mark Twain. He died in 2001.--このテキストは、kindle_edition版に関連付けられています。
- ASIN : B004GUSHTG
- 出版社 : HarperCollins e-books; Reprint版 (2011/1/18)
- 発売日 : 2011/1/18
- 言語 : 英語
- ファイルサイズ : 1501 KB
- Text-to-Speech（テキスト読み上げ機能） : 有効
- X-Ray : 有効
- Word Wise : 有効
- 本の長さ : 564ページ
It is not known exactly why Twain quit the militia. He defended his actions throughout the years by describing his confusion while enrolling and explained he was ignorant of the politics behind the war.
George Orwell expressed a very severe opinion about this behavior of Twain’s. “Mark Twain started by fighting, if he can be said to have fought, on the Southern side, and then changed his allegiance before the war was over. This kind of behavior is more excusable in a boy than in a man, whence the adjustment of the dates. It is also clear enough, however, that he changed sides because he saw that the North was going to win; and this tendency to side with the stronger whenever possible, to believe that might must be right, is apparent throughout his career.”
In this autobiography, Twain said nothing about this matter. What does it mean? You know, Mark Twain was very fond of talking about himself, often so much so that he even said what nobody wanted to hear. That such a man said nothing about this matter is very meaningful. One may be pretty sure that no matter what explanations he gave, there was a sense of shame or guilt in him.
Twain’s pessimism which occurred in his later years is said to have been occasioned by the deaths of two of his daughters and by the long illness and death in 1904 of his wife, and I do not deny it, but I am bound to think that the civil war matter had something to do with it.