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New Mark Twain book, 100 years after his death

New Mark Twain book, 100 years after his death
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It is better late than never for one of America’s most celebrated authors.

One hundred years after his death, Mark Twain has a new book out – the first installment of his three-part autobiography.

Twain was actually the nom de plume of Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

The editor of the autobiography, Harriet Elinor Smith, said: “He specifically instructed that the autobiography not be published for a hundred years after his death. Some portions, in fact, he wanted withheld for 500 years. That way, he knew he could speak his whole, frank mind.”

Twain was the author of classic books such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

Experts say he worked on his autobiography off and on between 1870 and 1905.

He wrote about his personal life but also about his strong opinions on religion, war and politics.