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Mark Twain

Author (30-Nov-1835 — 21-Apr-1910)


Gregg Camfield. Sentimental Twain: Samuel Clemens in the Maze of Moral Philosophy. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1994. 279pp.

Margaret Duckett. Mark Twain and Bret Harte. University of Oklahoma Press. 1964. 365pp.

Maxwell Geismar. Mark Twain: An American Prophet. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.. 1970. 564pp.

Justin Kaplan. Mark Twain and His World. London: Michael Joseph. 1974. 224pp.

Barbara Ladd. Nationalism and the Color Line in George W. Cable, Mark Twain, and William Faulkner. Louisiana State University Press. 1996. 232pp.

Karen Lystra. Dangerous Intimacy: Mark Twain's Final Years. University of California Press. 2004.

Richard B. Lyttle. Mark Twain: The Man and His Adventures. New York: Atheneum. 1994.

Ron Powers. Mark Twain: A Life. Free Press. 2005. 736pp.

Mark Twain. Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World. Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company. 1897. 712pp.

Mark Twain. Mark Twain's Autobiography. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1924. (2 vols.) 361pp. + 357pp.

Edward Wagenknecht. Mark Twain: The Man and His Work. Yale University Press. 1935. 300pp.

George Williams. Mark Twain: Jackass Hill and the Jumping Frog. Dayton, NV: Tree by the River Publishing. 1989. 109pp.


  1. Mark Twain Papers
    Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley

  2. Samuel Clemens Papers, 1900-1968
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University

  3. Samuel Langhorne Clemens Collection of Papers, 1856-1938 [bulk 1870-1938]
    New York Public Library


  1. The Lost Legacy of Mark Twain
    How a Boxful of Letters Worth Half a Million Dollars Ended Up in a Los Angeles Hobby Shop
    by Diane Swanbrow. Los Angeles Times Magazine, 10-May-1987.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.211)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1482)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.207)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.239)

  12. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.148)

  13. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.86)

  14. American Authors 1600-1900 (pp.159-61)

  15. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1052)

  16. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.138)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.490)

  18. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.128)

  19. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (pp.171-73)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.15)

  21. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.462)

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