By Edward Nawotka
The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley will finally release the first volume of Mark Twain’s autobiography — an eventual trilogy — that will run to half a million words in all, according to The Independent. The book will be culled from some 5,000 unedited pages Twain left behind when he died in 1910 and promises to offer a few scandalous revelations — or revelations that would have been scandalous at the time — including news of his affair with his secretary following the death of his wife.
Twain was a notorious recycler of material, but Berkeley promises that more than half of the word have never before appeared in print.
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