2011 Reprint of 1871 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance" is a short volume, published by Sheldon in 1871. It is Twain's third book. It consists of two stories - "First Romance", which had originally appeared in 1870, and "A Burlesque Autobiography." The illustrations form an interesting aspect of this book. They have no relationship to the text of the book. Rather, they use cartoons illustrating the children's poem "The House that Jack Built" to lampoon the Erie Railroad Ring and its participants, Jay Gould, John T. Hoffman, and Jim Fisk.