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Griffin, Benjamin 1968-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 161 publications in 3 languages and 12,970 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Portraits 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Publishing director, Other, Redactor
Classifications: PS1331, 818.409
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Benjamin Griffin
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

40 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 6,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 3,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. Eschewing chronology and organization, Twain simply meanders from observation to anecdote and between past and present. There are reminiscences from his youth of landscapes, rural idylls, and Tom Sawyeresque japes; acid-etched profiles of friends and enemies, from his "fiendish" Florentine landlady to the fatuous and "grotesque" Rockefellers; a searing polemic on a 1906 American massacre of Filipino insurgents; a hilarious screed against a hapless editor who dared tweak his prose; and countless tales of the author's own bamboozlement, unto bankruptcy, by publishers, business partners, doctors, miscellaneous moochers; he was even outsmarted by a wild turkey. Laced with Twain's unique blend of humor and vitriol, the haphazard narrative is engrossing funny, and revealing of Twain's mind
A Family Sketch and Other Private Writings by Mark Twain( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book publishes, for the first time in full, the two most revealing of Mark Twain's private writings. Here he turns his mind to the daily life he shared with his wife Livy, their three daughters, a great many servants, and an imposing array of pets. These first-hand accounts display this gifted and loving family in the period of its flourishing. Mark Twain began to write ""A Family Sketch"" in response to the early death of his eldest daughter, Susy, but the manuscript grew under his hands to become an exuberant account of the entire household. His record of the childrens' sayings-""Small F
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This third and final volume crowns and completes [Twain's] work. Like its companion volumes, it chronicles Twain's inner and outer life through a series of daily dictations that go wherever his fancy leads. Created from March 1907 to December 1909, these dictations present Mark Twain at the end of his life: receiving an honorary degree from Oxford University; railing against Theodore Roosevelt; founding numerous clubs; incredulous at an exhibition of the Holy Grail; credulous about the authorship of Shakespeare's plays; relaxing in Bermuda; observing (and investing in) new technologies"--Dust jacket flap
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Recording )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's complete, uncensored autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of his death. The second volume delves deeper into Twain's life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds. Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative ranges effortlessly across the contemporary scene. He shares his views on writing and speaking, and his contempt for the politics and politicians of his day
A family sketch and other private writings by Mark Twain( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book publishes, for the first time in full, the two most revealing of Mark Twain's private writings. Here he turns his mind to the daily life he shared with his wife Livy, their three daughters, a great many servants, and an imposing array of pets. These first-hand accounts display this gifted and loving family in the period of its flourishing. Mark Twain began to write "A Family Sketch" in response to the early death of his eldest daughter Susy, but the manuscript grew under his hands to become an exuberant account of the entire household. His record of the childrens' sayings--"Small Foolishnesses"--Is next, followed by the related manuscript "At the Farm." Also included are selections from Livy's 1885 diary, and an authoritative edition of Susy's biography of her father, written when she was a teenager. Newly edited from the original manuscripts, this anthology is a unique record of a fascinating family."--Jacket
Playing the past : approaches to English historical drama, 1385-1600 by Benjamin Griffin( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text charts the development of historical drama from the Mass & Saint plays on Thomas Becket, to the later history plays, showing that the history play is neither Shakespeare's nor an Elizabethan invention, but has its roots in medieval drama
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Recording )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The surprising final chapter of a great American life. When the first volume of Mark Twain's uncensored Autobiography was published in 2010, it was hailed as an essential addition to the shelf of his works and a crucial document for our understanding of the great humorist's life and times. This third and final volume crowns and completes his life's work. Like its companion volumes, it chronicles Twain's inner and outer life through a series of daily dictations that go wherever his fancy leads. Created from March 1907 to December 1909, these dictations present Mark Twain at the end of his life: receiving an honorary degree from Oxford University; railing against Theodore Roosevelt, founding numerous clubs; incredulous at an exhibition of the Holy Grail; credulous about the authorship of Shakespeare's plays; relaxing in Bermuda; observing (and investing in) new technologies. The autobiography's "Closing Words" movingly commemorate his daughter Jean, who died on Christmas Eve, 1909. Also included in this volume is the previously unpublished "Ashcroft-Lyon Manuscript," Mark Twain's caustic indictment of his "putrescent pair" of secretaries and the havoc that erupted in his house during their residency. Fitfully published in fragments at intervals throughout the twentieth century, Autobiography of Mark Twain has now been critically reconstructed and made available as it was intended to be read. Fully annotated by the editors of the Mark Twain Project, the complete Autobiography emerges as a landmark publication in American literature
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the first volume of Mark Twain's uncensored 'Autobiography' was published in 2010, it was hailed as an essential addition to the shelf of his works and a crucial document for our understanding of the great humorist's life and times. This third and final volume crowns and completes his life's work. Like its companion volumes, it chronicles Twain's inner and outer life through a series of daily dictations that go wherever his fancy leads
Autobiography of Mark Twain : authoritative edition from the Mark Twain Project by Mark Twain( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended
Meine geheime Autobiographie by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meine geheime Autobiographie by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of Mark Twain, volume 3 : the complete and authoritative edition by Mark Twain( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The surprising final chapter of a great American life. When the first volume of Mark Twain's uncensored Autobiography was published in 2010, it was hailed as an essential addition to the shelf of his works and a crucial document for our understanding of the great humorist's life and times. This third and final volume crowns and completes his life's work. Like its companion volumes, it chronicles Twain's inner and outer life through a series of daily dictations that go wherever his fancy leads. Created from March 1907 to December 1909, these dictations present Mark Twain at the end of his life: r
L'autobiographie de Mark Twain : l'Amérique d'un écrivain by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au cours des quinze dernières années de sa vie, M. Twain se consacre à l'écriture d'une importante autobiographie, spécifiant qu'elle ne devra paraître que cent ans après sa mort. Parue aux Etats-Unis en 2010, elle embrasse histoire personnelle, passion de l'écrit, histoire de l'Amérique et portraits de contemporains
Autobiography of Mark Twain : complete and authoritative edition by Mark Twain( )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the second volume of the author's autobiographical dictations, sharing his experiences through all periods of his life with his distinctive wit and opinionated delivery, along with extensive explanatory notes and extra material
Ich bin der eselhafteste Mensch, den ich je gekannt habe Neue Geheimnisse meiner Autobiographie by Mark Twain( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ich bin der eselhafteste Mensch, den ich je gekannt habe : neue Geheimnisse meiner Autobiographie by Mark Twain( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mark Twain papers by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography by Mark Twain( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Nachricht von meinem Tod ist stark übertrieben Meine letzten Geheimnisse by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Autobiography of Mark Twain Autobiography of Mark Twain Autobiography of Mark Twain : authoritative edition from the Mark Twain Project
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Autobiography of Mark TwainPlaying the past : approaches to English historical drama, 1385-1600Autobiography of Mark Twain : authoritative edition from the Mark Twain Project
Alternative Names
Griffin, Benjamin Lewis 1968-

Languages
English (124)

German (13)

French (2)