Mark Twain Resources Index

Resources for Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Mark Twain, as photographed by A.F. Bradley, c. 1907, from the Library of Congress.Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. His best-known novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but his favorite of all his books was his beautiful portrayal of Joan of Arc. With his luxuriant mustache and insouciant air, Mark Twain looked just like what he was — a satirically humorous creative author. Learn more about Mark Twain through these resources:


Historical Romance Collection by Mark Twain

This edition contains both Connecticut Yankee and Joan of Arc, as well as The Prince and the Pauper.


Other Twain biographies you may find interesting include:

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography by Justin Kaplan

The Courtship of Olivia Langdon and Mark Twain by Susan K. Harris

Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography by Geoffrey C. Ward

The Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain

Mark Twain: America’s Humorist, Dreamer, Prophet by Clinton Cox (or other short biography)

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When will you read Mark Twain’s writing in Excellence in Literature?

E1.3 Focus text: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court OR Joan of Arc

E1.3 Honors text: The Prince and the Pauper

E3.6 Focus text: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

E3.6 Honors text: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


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