Twain Mocked Virgin Birth in Memoir He Kept Secret: Interview

Mark Twain wanted his autobiography kept under wraps for 100 years after his death. That was 100 years ago. While much of the book has dribbled out in bits and pieces in the decades since, the Mark Twain Project at the University of California, Berkeley, has just released Volume 1 (of three) of an authoritative edition, and it’s turning up on best-seller lists.

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