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Mark Twain Resources   Tags: history, literature, mark twain, samuel clemens  

This guide will help you find everything the Library has to offer on Mark Twain (i.e. Samuel Clemens) and some useful websites outside our library.
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Mark Twain--Online Associations

There are several good online resources for Mark Twain.  Here a but a few:

  • Mark Twain Papers & Project
    Explore the rich archive of The Mark Twain Papers which contain the private papers of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) that he himself segregated and made available to his official biographer, Albert Bigelow Paine.
  • The Mark Twain Study, Elmira, NY
    Come visit this octagonal building where Mark Twain wrote major portions of several of his famous works!

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Jumping FrogThe frog symbolizes the "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," Mark Twain's first publication to receive national attention!

Mark Twain Resources

Welcome to the world of Mark Twain, also known as Samuel Clemens!  We will approach this author looking at the different phases of his life.  You will find a variety of resources to be explored on your journey to understand this remarkable, author, lecturer, riverboat pilot, and comedian.  Navigate around the Guide by clicking on the tabs at the top or the links listed below.

"Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution -- these can lift at a colossal humbug -- push it a little -- weaken it a little over the course of a century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand."--Mark Twain

Mark Twain Websites

  • Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain)(1835-1910)
    The adult Mark Twain
  • PBS - Mark Twain: A Film Directed by Ken Burns
    Learn about the life and writings of the great American writer, Mark Twain, in this official companion Web site for the Mark Twain film by Florentine Films. Contains companion classroom activities and a scrapbook for students.
  • The Quotable Mark Twain
    A listing of his famous sayings!
  • Mark Twain in His Times
    Stephen Railton's permanent electronic archive and evolving virtual exhibition on how "Mark Twain" and his works were created and defined, marketed and performed, reviewed and appreciated. Produced by The Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia; David Seaman, Virginia Cope, Lisa Goldberg, Nicole Huffman, Cindy Maisannes,
    Tom Lukas, Chris Ruotolo, Catherine Tousignant, Jennifer Middlesworth & David Gants

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