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New York & Washington – Hartford House Hunting – No
Eastern Lecture Tour – Thomas Bailey Aldrich –Elastic
“Sociable Jimmy”— Roughing It Publish

1871 – Mark Twain’s (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance is a pamphlet (sometimes issued with
in the year. It was Sam’s third “book,” and the hope was to quickly capitalize on his Innocents Abroad popu
delayed release. It consists of two stories “First Romance,” (before named “A Medieval Romance”) which
Burlesque Autobiography,” published in violation of Twain’s contract with Elisha Bliss. The “Autobiograp
Romance” as a small book. Sam’s A Burlesque Autobiography did not first appear in “Memoranda” in the G
The illustrations form an interesting aspect of this book. They have no relationship to the text of the book. R
House that Jack Built to lampoon the Erie Railroad Ring (the house) and its participants, Jay Gould (1836
1872).
The book was not one of Sam’s favorites. Two years after publication, he bought all of the printing plates o
Burlesque Biography” in the $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories (1906).

Editor Note
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Day By Day Acknowledgment

Mark Twain Day By Day was originally a print reference, meticulously created by David Fears, who has generously made this work available, via the Center for Mark Twain Studies, as a digital edition.