Mark Twain’s autobiography, in print and online

Mark Twain completed his autobiography in 1910, but insisted that it not be published until a hundred years after his death, saying that “A book that is not to be published for a century gives the writer a freedom which he could secure in no other way.”

The wait is over.   The Autobiography of Mark Twain is being published in print by the University of California Press, and on the web, in a freely available annotated edition, by the library’s Mark Twain Project.

A Toast to Mark Twain: Tickets now on sale

Join us on November 17, 2010 for a literary event 100 years in the making as The University Library introduces a new publication from one of America’s best loved authors, Samuel Clemens. Celebrate the momentous release of “The Autobiography of Mark Twain” with a reception benefiting the Mark Twain Project.

Tickets are now on sale for $150 (a copy of the autobiography is included).  Please visit for further information.