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Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemons [1835-1910]

Mark Twain {Samuel Langhorne Clemons 1835-1910} in white suit, seated          short profile

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Mark Twain {the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens} was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer.
He is most noted for his novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" [1876] & "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" [1885],
but also for his other fiction, travel writings, and his numerous pithy quotes & sayings.

“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.”

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things [that] you didn't do
than by the ones [that] you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

“The lack of money is the root of all evil.”

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”

“There comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy's life that he has a raging desire
to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.”

signature of Mark Twain

“In American writing, there are three perfect books, which seem to speak to every reader and condition:
Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, and The Catcher In The Rye.”
— Adam Gopnik, in The New Yorker, February 2010


          B I O
          t e x t
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worked as a river pilot 1857-61; lived in California 1864-66

official Mark Twain™ website
Mark Twain entry at Wikipedia
Mark Twain Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website
Mark Twain credits [130+ writer credits since 1907] at Internet Movie Database


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Primary  Works
browse all Mark Twain books at Amazon
browse all Mark Twain works for Kindle at Amazon

"The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress" [1869]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Innocents_Abroad

"Roughing It" [1872]


"The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today" [1873 novel] with Charles Dudley Warner
Gilded Age novel by Mark Twain & Charles Dudley Warner  The novel satirizes land speculation and political corruption of the early 1870s, and the title became the common term for the excesses of the era. Twain and Warner were friends & neighbors in Hartford, Connecticut and began the book when they were challenged at dinner by their wives to write a better novel than the ladies were reading. Twain wrote the first 11 chapters, Warner the next twelve; later sections alternated, with the two men collaborating on the conclusion.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [undated] for 99¢
annotated Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [undated] for $3.99
Quill Pen Classics 8x5½ pb [10/2008] for $14.95
Oxford Univ Press 8½x6½ hardcover [12/96] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia


GREEN CHECK: listed #41 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" [1876]
http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Tom-Sawyer-Classic-Starts/dp/1402712162/
rewritten with the intention of getting youngsters excited about reading books:


"A Tramp Abroad" [1880]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Tramp_Abroad


"The Prince and The Pauper" [1881]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prince_and_the_Pauper
http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Starts-Prince-Pauper/dp/1402736878/
rewritten with the intention of getting youngsters excited about reading books

"The Prince and The Pauper" [1909] two-reel short film

"The Prince and The Pauper" [1920] /tt0011604/

"The Prince and The Pauper" [1937] starring Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Henry Stephenson /tt0029440/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Prince-Pauper-Errol-Flynn/dp/B00009M9AG/

"The DuPont Show of The Month: The Prince and The Pauper" [1957] TV episode /tt0213176/

"The Prince and The Pauper" (1976) TV episode /tt0424363/

"Crossed Swords" {aka "The Prince & The Pauper"} [1977] /tt0077381/
Directed by Richard Fleischer; starring Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Mark Lester {dual role}, Ernest Borgnine,
George C. Scott, Rex Harrison, David Hemmings, Harry Andrews & Charlton Heston (as Henry VIII}
http://www.amazon.com/Crossed-Swords-Harry-Andrews/dp/B000TXPXBO/

"The Prince & The Pauper" cartoon short [1990] starring Mickey Mouse {dual role} /tt0100409/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAf2WTJzjF8 [25:27] 8/2011


listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLUE CHECK: listed #42 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  GREEN CHECK: listed #16 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" [1885]

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Novel & Movies Page


"Life On The Mississippi" []

"A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" [1889],
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Connecticut_Yankee_in_King_Arthur%27s_Court
"Studio One: A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" (1952)
http://www.amazon.com/Studio-One-Connecticut-Yankee-Arthurs/dp/B000VSMUKY/
KingArthur.htm#CYIKAC

"The American Claimant" [1892]

"Pudd'nhead Wilson" [1894]
lawyer PW used fingerprint evidence in court, 8 years before Scotland Yard
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pudd%27nhead_Wilson
http://fiction.eserver.org/novels/puddnhead-wilson.html

"Tom Sawyer Abroad" [1894]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Sawyer_Abroad

"Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc" [1896]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_Recollections_of_Joan_of_Arc

"Tom Sawyer, Detective" [1896]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Sawyer,_Detective

"The Mysterious Stranger" [1916]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mysterious_Stranger


"Tom Sawyer's Conspiracy" [abandoned 1897, printed 1969]

"A Family Sketch" unpublished Mark Twain manuscript sold at auction June 2010 for $242,500


"The Autobiography of Mark Twain"
Twain requested that publication be held off until 100 years after his death
book entry at Wikipedia

1917 abridged Autobiography of Mark Twain edited by Charles Neider  "The Autobiography of Mark Twain {Abridged}" [1917]
Edited by Charles Neider

This 1917 abridged version of Twain's autobiographical ramblings was rearranged into chronological order, which entirely ruins Twain's intentions (not to mention publication before the 100 years were up).
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins e-books [1/2011] for $1.99 {sic}
Harper Perennial Classics 8x5¼ pb [1/2000] for $11.20
Mark Twain's Autobiography 1924 book edited by Albert Bigelow Paine  "Mark Twain's Autobiography" [1924]
Edited & Introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine

Volume 1: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2013] for $2.95
Volume 1: CreateSpace 9x6 pb [5/2012] for $11.40
Volume 1: Kessinger Publng 11x8¼ pb [6/2003] for $25.80
Volume 2: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2013] for $2.95
Volume 2: CreateSpace 9x6 pb [5/2012] for $13.29
Volume 2: Kessinger Publng 11x8¼ pb [6/2003] for $22.33
100th Anniv Edition: Kindle Edition from Literary Classics Press [11/2010] for $1.99 {sic}
Mark Twain's Own Autobiography / Chapters from the North American Review  
"Mark Twain's Own Autobiography: The Chapters From North American Review"
[1990] With Introduction & Notes by Michael J. Kiskis

25 chapters published in 1906-1907
Univ Wisconsin Press 9x6 pb [2/2010] for $14.78
Univ Wisconsin Press hardcover [9/90] out of print/used
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 book edited by Harriet Elinor Smith  "Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete & Authoritative Edition"
Edited by Harriet Elinor Smith and others

Volume 1 [2010]: Kindle Edition from Univ CA Press [11/2010] for $20.25 {sic}
Volume 1 [2010]: Univ CA Press 10½x7½ hardcover [11/2010] for $32.86
Volume 2 [2013]: Kindle Edition from Univ CA Press [10/2013] for $26.49 {sic}
Volume 2 [2013]: Univ CA Press 10¼x7¼ hardcover [10/2013] for $32.15

"Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3" [DUE in 2015]  

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Other  Works  by  Mark Twain

Library of America Mark Twain Mississippi Writings  
Library of America Mark Twain Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches & Essays  
Mark Twain: Mississippi Writings [1982] Edited by Guy Cardwell
Library of America hardcover [11/82] for $23.10
includes "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" [1876], "Life On The Mississippi" [1883], "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" [1884] & "Pudd'nhead Wilson" [1894]
Mark Twain: Historical Romances [1994] Edited by Susan K. Harris
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [8/94] for $25.55
includes "The Prince and The Pauper" [1882], "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" [1889], "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc" [1896]
Mark Twain: "The Gilded Age" and Later Novels [2002] Edited by Hamlin L. Hill
Library of America hardcover [1/2002] for $26.40
includes "The Gilded Age" [1873], "The American Claimant" [1892], "Tom Sawyer Abroad"
[1894], "Tom Sawyer, Detective" [1896], "No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger [1916]

Mark Twain: 1869 "The Innocents Abroad" & 1872 "Roughing It" [1984]
Edited by Guy Cardwell

Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [1/84] for $23.10
Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches & Essays, 1852–1890 [1992]
Edited by Louis J. Budd

Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [10/92] for $29.20
Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches & Essays, 1891-1910 [1992]
Edited by Louis J. Budd

Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [10/92] for $26.40
Library of America College Editions Mark Twain  
Mark Twain: "Huck Finn", "Pudd'nhead Wilson", "No. 44, Mysterious Stranger" & Other Writings [2000] Edited by Louis J. Budd & Guy Cardwell
Library of America College Editions 6¾x5 pb [8/2000] for $12.95
includes novels "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" [1884], "Pudd'nhead Wilson" [1894],
"No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger" [1916], two stories, and a selection of biting essays

Portable Mark Twain book edited by Bernard DeVoto or Tom Quirk  "The Portable Mark Twain" [1946] Edited by Bernard DeVoto
Penguin Classics 7¾x5 pb [3/77] out of print/used
Random House Value Publng 7x4¾ hardcover [11/85] out of print/used
"The Portable Mark Twain" [2004] Edited by Tom Quirk
including the complete text of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" [1885]
Penguin Classics 7¾x5¾ pb [11/2004] for $12.60
Letters From The Earth, Uncensored Writings of Mark Twain book edited by Bernard DeVoto  "Letters From The Earth: Uncensored Writings" [1962]
by Mark Twain, Edited by Bernard DeVoto

Kindle Edition from Isabella DeCarlo [2/2009] for $6.99
Greenbook Publns 9x6 pb [6/2010] for $8.89
Harper Perennial Classics 8x5¼ pb [2/2004] for $10.07
EZreads Publns 6x9 hardcover [3/2009] for $18.24
Fawcett mass pb [1962] out of print/used
Harper & Row mass pb [1962] out of print/used
Complete Mark TwainShort Stories collection  
"The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain" [60 stories; 1982]
2012 Introduction by Adam Gopnik

Bantam books mass pb [1982] out of print/used
Everyman's Library 8½x5 hardcover [6/2012] for $18.07
Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain book edited by Alex Ayres  "The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain" [1987] Edited by Alex Ayres
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins [5/2010] for $9.99
Harper Perennial 7¾x5¼ pb [5/2005] for $11.19
HarperCollins 9¼x6 hardcover [9/87] out of print/many used
"The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: Dover Thrift Book of Quotations" [1998]
Dover Publns 8x5 pb [12/98] for $2.50 [sic]
"Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain" Miniature Edition [1991]
Running Press 3¼x2¾ mini-hardcover [3/91] out of print/used

Oxford Mark Twain in 29 volumes edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin  "The Oxford Mark Twain" [1996] Edited by Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Oxford Univ Press 17¾x12½ pb [11/2009] 29 volumes for $223.98
Oxford Univ Press 19¼x14¾ hardcover [12/96] 29 volumes - out of print/used
each volume is introduced by a contemporary author such as Russell Banks, Roy Blount Jr., E.L. Doctorow, Nat Hentoff, Erica Jong, Ursula K. Le Guin, Bobbie Ann Mason, Arthur Miller, Toni Morrison, Walter Mosley, Cynthia Ozick, George Plimpton, Frederick Pohl, Mordecai Richler, Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Sherley Anne Williams, and actor Hal Holbrook

5/2015  BULLETIN May 2015: Scholars at University of California, Berkeley uncovered and authenticated a cache of letters and stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman at the San Francisco Chronicle (when it was called the San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle), where his job included writing a
2,000-word dispatch every day and sending it off by stagecoach for publication in the Territorial Enterprise newspaper in Virginia City, Nevada.
news article at The Guardian, U.K.UC Berkeley / Bancroft Library / Mark Twain Project


Stageplays,  Motion Pictures,  Other Media
Mark Twain credits [130+ writer credits since 1907] at Internet Movie Database
search videos/DVDs for keywords 'Mark Twain' at Amazon

'Mark Twain Collection' on DVD  "Mark Twain Collection" on DVD [2014]
Echo Bridge Home Ent. DVD [8/2014] for $9.99
contains 3 feature-length films: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" [Paramount Pictures Feb 1938] directed by Norman Taurog, starring Jackie Coogan, Junior Durkin & Mitzi Green; "Huckleberry Finn" TV movie [ABC-TV March 1975] starring Ron Howard; and "Mark Twain's Roughing It" TV movie [Hallmark Channel March 2002] starring James Garner & Robin Dunne

"A Curious Dream" 5-minute silent short [Vitagraph Co. March 1907]
Directed by J. Stuart Blackton, based on a Twain story • {this film is considered lost}bare credits at IMDb

"Mark Twain" silent short [Edison Mfg. Co. 1909]
The only extant footage of Mark Twain, shot at his home Stormfield by Thomas Edison; shows Twain standing, walking along the driveway, and having tea
with his two daughters • not listed at IMDb • watch online at YouTube: short version [1:48] + longer version, restored?/reversed [3:31]

"The Prince and The Pauper" one-reel silent short [Edison Mfg. Co. Aug 1909]
Adapted & directed by J. Searle Dawley; Cecil Spooner, Charles Ogle, William Sorelle, Mabel Trunnelle & Mark Twain
{credited as Samuel Clemens} • {this film is considered lost}credits at IMDb

"The Adventures of Mark Twain" biopic [1944] /tt0036582/

"The Boys In Autumn" staged in SFO 1981 with Kirk Douglas as aged Huck & Burt Lancaster as Tom Sawyer

"The Adventures of Mark Twain" Claymation [Will Vinton Prodns March 1985] /tt0088678/

Jason Robards played Mark Twain in "Mark Twain and Me" [1991]

IMAX "Mark Twain's America in 3-D" [1998];
Famous Authors - Mark Twain (DVD - 2006) /B000ETRABO/
A&E Mark Twain: His Amazing Adventure

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Mark Twain credits list [1895-2008] at Broadway Internet Database

stageplay "Sam & Laura" by Ron Powers = www.samandlauraplay.com/

Mark Twain Tonight! one-man show  "Mark Twain Tonight!" [CBS-TV 1967]
one-man stage performance on video: directed by Paul Bogart; starring Hal Holbrook
three runs on Broadway (1966, 1977 & 2005), the first won HH a Tony Award
Kultur Video color DVD [11/99] for $21.93
Kultur Video color VHS [4/97] for $23.70
Sony original cast CD [1/2002] for $8.99
full credits at IMDbBroadway credits at IBDb

Michael Graves in costume as Mark Twain for performance of 'The Report of My Death' at Pier 40 in Manhattan, 2009  "The Report of My Death" one-man stageplay [2009]
Stageplay written by Adam Klasfield, 'based on censored & posthumously-published Twain letters, stories, notebooks, and historical artifacts'; performed by Michael Graves; world premiere July 2009 onboard the Lilac Steamship berthed at Pier 40 in Lower Manhattan; recent performances include Santa Fe [NM] Playhouse in April 2013 and at Aux Dog Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico in May 2013. • DVD/Blu-ray not available

Val Kilmer's 'Citizen Twain' one-man stageplay  "Citizen Twain" one-man stageplay [April 2012]
Actor Val Kilmer's 10-year research on Twain left him still unclear on aspects of Twain's personality, so he devised a one-man stage performance that was first delivered in April 2012; previous venues include Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge, California; Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas; Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles; and Ivy Substation in Culver City, California. Scheduled venues include Wickenburg, Arizona (May 2013) and the Kirk Douglas Theatre [est. 2004] June-July 2013 in Culver City.
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • official webpage

"Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn" feature film [online release April 2015]
Announced 6/2011: “Super 8" star Joel Courtney is signed to play the iconic role of trouble-making orphan
Tom Sawyer, and Jake T. Austin will portray Huck; written & directed by Jo Kastner; filming begins in Bulgaria
this August • latest info at IMDb

"Huck" feature film [Paramount 2013?]
Announced 3/2012: Modern-day spec script by Andy Burg to be produced at Paramount
by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark & Matt Lopez • not yet listed on IMDb

"Finn & Sawyer" TV series [ABC-TV 2013?]
Announced 8/2012: Pilot given green light; project developed by Jason Richman & David Zabel has the two
literary characters re-meeting as young men and forming an investigative firm in bustling steampunk New Orleans •
not yet listed on IMDb

Untitled Twain/Tesla Project [C.B.S. Films - in development for 2018?]  
Announced 2/2017: CBS Films acquired a pitch for "Tesla & Twain" about the famed Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla [1856-1943];
the project was written by Eric Siegel, with Brigham Taylor producing • latest info at IMDb


Kindle  Editions
Nordell Bookstores Group Kindle Hardware & Content Page
with FREE Kindle Apps for PC, Mac, iPhone/iPod, iPad & Blackberry

browse all Mark Twain works for Kindle at Amazon

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Kindle Edition of The Works of Mark Twain from Packard Technologies  
"The Works of Mark Twain" [2004]
includes over 200 stories, novels, essays & speeches
Kindle Edition from Packard Technologies [2004 edition] for $5.95
Packard Technologies 9½x6¼ hardcover [2004] out of print/used
The Complete Mark Twain Collection in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "The Complete Mark Twain Collection (Illustrated)" for Kindle [2009]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [12/2009] for $1.99 {sic}
over 300 works, "with active table of contents"; illustrations by Bob Henry
Complete Works of Mark Twain in Kindle format from Delphi Classics  "Complete Works of Mark Twain (Illustrated)" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [5/2011] for $2.99 {sic}
over 300 works, "with active table of contents"
Mark Twain Collection in Kindle format from Acheron Press  "The Mark Twain Collection: His Novels, Short Stories, Speeches,
and Letters" for Kindle [2012]

Kindle Edition from Acheron Press [11/2012] for $1.99 {sic}


Works About Mark Twain

The Boy's Life of Mark Twain YA biography by Albert Bigelow Paine  "The Boy's Life of Mark Twain: The Story of A Man Who Made The World Laugh and Love Him" [Harper & Brothers, 1916] by Albert Bigelow Paine
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [6/2014] for $6.74
Æterna 9x6 pb [10/2010] for $13.04
Harper hardcover [1944] out of print/used

"The Ordeal of Mark Twain" [192x] by Van Wyck Brooks
"Mark Twain's America" [1932] by Bernard DeVoto
"Mark Twain In Eruption" [1940] by Bernard DeVoto
"Mark Twain At Work" [1942] by Bernard DeVoto
fine bio [2003] by Justin Kaplan /0743251393/
"Mark Twain: A Life" [Free Press 2005] fine bio by Ron Powers 0743248996
fine bio [2003] by Fred Kaplan /0385477155/
docu "Beneath The Laughter" prod by Martha Jeffers 79?
"Mark Twain: His Amazing Adventures" [History Channel]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DGJCmdUknA [43:49]
McMasters' "Mark Twain Encyclopedia" [1993] /082407212X/
"Lighting Out For The Territory" [1996] by Shelley Fisher Fishkin /0195105311/
CSPAN = http://www.americanwriters.org/writers/twain.asp
"Dangerous Water: A Biography of The Boy Who Became Mark Twain" [10/2001] by Ron Powers
http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Water-Biography-Became-Twain/dp/0306810867/
"Mark Twain: A Short Introduction" [11/2003] by Stephen Railton
"A Companion to Mark Twain" [1/2006] Edited by Peter Messent & Louis J. Budd
"The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion To Mark Twain" [3/2008] by Pam McAllister
http://www.amazon.com/Bedside-Bathtub-Armchair-Companion-Companions/dp/0826418139/
"Lighting Out For The Territory" [2010] by Roy Morris, Jr. /1416598669/
"Mark Twain's Other Woman" [2010] by Laura Skandera Trombley /030727344X/
fine bio [2010] by Jerome Loving /0520252578/
"The Modern Scholar: The Life and Times of Mark Twain" [2010]
14 lectures by Prof. Michael Shelden /B00435HBKA/

A Brilliant Streak, The Making of Mark Twain book by Kathryn Lasky & Barry Moser   "A Brilliant Streak: The Making of Mark Twain" [1998]
Written by Kathryn Lasky, Illustrated by Barry Moser

Harcourt Children's Books 10¼x8¼ hardcover [4/1998] out of print/40+ used
River Boy / Story of Mark Twain YA book by William Anderson & Dan Andreasen  "River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain" [ages 4-8; 2003]
by William Anderson, Illustrated by Dan Andreasen

HarperCollins 11x8½ hardcover [2/2003] for $16.19
Oxford Companion to Mark Twain book by Gregg Camfield  "The Oxford Companion To Mark Twain" [2003]
by Gregg Camfield

Oxford Univ Press 10½x7¾ hardcover [2/2003] for $45.99
American Boy, The Adventures of Mark Twain book by Don Brown  "American Boy: The Adventures of Mark Twain" [ages 4-8; 2003]
by Don Brown

Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [2006 edition] for $6.95
HMH Books for Young Readers 10x10 pb [5/2006] out of print/used
Houghton Mifflin 10x10¼ hardcover [9/2003] out of print/40+ used
Mark Twain for Kids - His Life & Times book by R. Kent Rasmussen  "Mark Twain For Kids: His Life & Times - 21 Activities" [ages 9 & up; 2004]
by R. Kent Rasmussen

Kindle Edition from Chicago Review Press [2004 edition] for $9.56
Chicago Review Press 8½x11 pb [7/2004] for $13.45
Paw Prints 8¾x11 library hardcover [6/2008] for $23.95
Business Adventures of Mark Twain book by Peter Krass  
"Ignorance, Confidence, and Filthy Rich Friends: The Business Adventures of Mark Twain, Chronic Speculator and Entrepreneur" [2007] by Peter Krass
Kindle Edition from Wiley & Sons [5/2009] for $13.77
Wiley & Sons 8¾x6 hardcover [3/2007] for $20.55
Mark Twain on cover of TIME Magazine July 2008  Cover Story "The Dangerous Mind of Mark Twain" 14 July 2008
TIME Magazine's Annual 'Making of America' Issue

Inside The Issue (contents online)
'The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn' book by Robert Burleigh & Barry Blitt  "The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn" [ages 7-10; 2011]
by Robert Burleigh, Illustrated by Barry Blitt

Kindle Edition from Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [10/2014] for $12.99
Atheneum Books for Young Readers 11x8 hardcover [3/2011] for $14.21
The Bohemians / Mark Twain / San Francisco Writers book by Ben Tarnoff  "The Bohemians: Mark Twain and The San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature" [2014] by Ben Tarnoff
Members of San Francisco's Bohemian Club created a new American literary style utterly different than the elite & effete literature of the East Coast establishment; members circa 1863 to 1870 included Mark Twain, Bret Harte, gay poet Charles Warren Stoddard, and later California Poet Laureate Ina Coolbrith.
Kindle Edition from Penguin Press [3/2014] for $11.99
Penguin Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/2014] for $20.93
Chasing the Last Laugh Mark Twain book by Richard Zacks  "Chasing The Last Laugh: Mark Twain's Raucous and Redemptive Round-The-World Comedy Tour" [2016] by Richard Zacks
Kindle Edition from Doubleday/Random House [4/2016] for $14.99
Doubleday 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2016] for $18.09
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Fiction Involving Mark Twain

"Scavengers" [1987] by Yvonne Montgomery = boss killed over Twain ms

"The Great Twain Robbery" [Write Way Publng 1994] by Robert R. Guntrum
desperate Henry J. Nash steals an original Mark Twain manuscript and finds himself running
from the FBI, the Army, two insurance agents, and an impassioned Twain lover

"Riverworld" books by Philip Jose Farmer


Image  Gallery

poster for Mark Twain sternwheeler riverboat ride at Disneyland, California
poster for Mark Twain sternwheeler riverboat ride at Disneyland, California
photo of the Mark Twain sternwheeler riverboat at Disneyland, California
photo of the Mark Twain sternwheeler riverboat at Disneyland, California


Friends & Family

close friend Henry Rogers [1840-1909]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_H._Rogers

close friend William Dean Howells [1837-1920]
"My Mark Twain: Reminiscences" [1910]

brother Orion Clemens [1825-97] apptd Sec'y of Nevada Terr 1861
sister Pamela Clemens Moffett [1827-1904]
brother Pleasant [1828–29]
sister Margaret [1830-39]
brother Benjamin [1832-42]
Sam Clemens was born in 1835
brother Henry Clemens [1838-58]

visionary inventor Nikola Tesla [1856-1943]

wife Olivia Langdon Clemens [1870–1904]
son Langdon Clemens [1870-71]
daughter Olivia Susan 'Susy' Clemens [1872-96]
daughter Clara Langhorne Clemens Gabrilowitsch Samossoud [1874-1962]
daughter Jane Lampton 'Jean' Clemens [1880–1909]

Hannibal [MO] C.V.B.
Mark Twain Boyhood Home [resident 1839-53] & Museum in Hannibal, Missouri
Mark Twain House [resident 1874-91] & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut
Stormfield House [resident 1900-1910] in Redding, Connecticut


L i n k s
official Mark Twain™ website
The Year of Mark Twain 2010 {defunct?}
Mark Twain entry at Wikipedia
Mark Twain Quotations Page at Working Minds
Mark Twain credits [130+ writer credits since 1907] at Internet Movie Database

listed #16 on The Atlantic Monthly's Top 100 Most Influential Figures in American History [Dec 2006]
Mark Twain Papers Project at UC Berkeley
http://www.twainquotes.com
http://www.twaintimes.net/
Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor [est. 1998]
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