Mark Twain Back on Best-Seller List

NEW YORK (AP) _ It’s never too late: Mark Twain is back on the best-seller lists.

twain mark ap file Mark Twain Back on Best Seller List

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Pre-orders for the first of three planned volumes of his autobiography, released in full upon the centennial of Twain’s death, have for the past few days placed the book in the top five of Barnes & Noble.com and Amazon.com. It is outpacing new works by Ken Follett, John Grisham and Jon Stewart.

“The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1” comes out Nov. 15 from the University of California Press.

Excerpts have appeared over the past several decades, but Twain’s strong opinions on current affairs and other matters were left out, at his request. He had said that it was best to wait 100 year after his death for the whole book to be released.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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