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AUTHORS: MARK TWAIN

MARK TWAIN

aka: Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Dates: 1835-1910

Nationality: American

Literary Periods: 

  • American Realistic Period, 1865-1900
  • Nineteenth Century, 1800-1899

Literary Movements: 

 American Regionalism (c.1875-1910)

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REFERENCE & BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Scribner Writers Series
Essay on the life and works of Mark Twain, complete works and suggested reading bibliographies  

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RESEARCH & CRITICISM

Find books, essays and journal articles in MLA International Bibliography
MLA International Bibliography is the definitive literary research database, indexing the most authoritative scholarship on Mark Twain from books and academic journals.  MLA indexes and links to the entire JSTOR literary research collection as well as linking to many other full-text providers.


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PRIMARY SOURCES

Major collections of Clemens's papers are at:

  • the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
  • the Beinecke Library, Yale University
  • the New York Public Library
  • the Mark Twain Memorial and Stowe-Day Foundation, Hartford, Connecticut
  • the Library of Congress
  • the Houghton Library, Harvard University
  • the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
  • the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin
  • the Mark Twain Museum, Hannibal, Missouri
  • the Vassar College Library
  • the Alderman Library, University of Virginia
  • the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Quarry Farm, Elmira College, New York

 Thanks to a generous gift from Doris Grumbach,
 Colby's Special Collections has a wealth of Mark Twain materials.

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