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Mark Twain 'leaps out' of autobiography

A manuscript of author Mark Twain's autobiography is to be published this year, 100 years after his death, as requested by the author prior to his death. Twain made the request to enable the work to be as frank and accurate as possible. Bob Hirst, general editor at the Mark Twain Project at the University of California, Berkeley, examines the author's life and works.

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