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Unpublished Twain manuscript fetches $242,000

world Updated: Jun 19, 2010 15:54 IST

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An unpublished, hand written manuscript written for his daughter by noted American author Mark Twain has fetched a whopping $ 242,500, double the original estimate at an auction.

The 64-page note titled 'A Family Sketch' was indited by Twain around 1896 or 1897 for Olivia "Susy" Clemens, who inspired some of Twain's stories, Contactmusic reported.

Twain while describing Susy's personality wrote, "She was a magazine of feelings, (of) all shades of force.... In all things she was intense: In her this characteristic was not a mere glow, dispensing warmth, but a consuming fire."

Some people believe that the document also reminisced about Twain's own childhood and was the missing chapter of his autobiography.

The document was among a trove of 200 Twain letters, manuscripts and photographs which went under the hammer at Sotheby's in New York on Friday.