Video: A Night of Mark Twain

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

The recent release of Mark Twain’s uncensored autobiography has set the literary world ablaze. And that excitement was in the air a few weeks ago at the Central Library, when one of the editors of Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1, Robert H. Hirst, came to give a presentation before a crowd of nearly 450 “Twainiacs.”

As you’ll see in this short, behind-the-scenes video, the night was tailor-made for local lovers of Mark Twain. The First Lady of Missouri, Georganne Wheeler Nixon, arrived just in time to give a special introduction, and Twain devotees young and old were treated to a view deep inside the most personal work of Missouri’s greatest literary figure.

If you were in the audience, share your thoughts in the comments!