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Mark Twain in His Times Bibliography

Like my thinking about MT, this site depends in more ways than I can consciously know or could explicitly acknowledge on the extraordinary amount of work that scholars and critics have done during the last half century on the life of Samuel Clemens and the works of Mark Twain. Listed here are only those works that were directly consulted during the construction of the archive, keyed electronically to the appropriate sections of the site.

  1. Anderson, Frederick (ed.). Mark Twain: The Critical Heritage. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971.

  2. Aspiz, Harold. "Lecky's Influence on Mark Twain," Science and Society 26 (Winter 1962): 15-25.

  3. Ball, Charles. Slavery in the United States: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Charles Ball, a Black Man, Who Lived Forty Years in Maryland, South Carolina and Georgia, as a Slave. New York: J.S. Taylor, 1837.

  4. Baetzhold, Howard G. "The Course of Composition of A Connecticut Yankee: A Reinterpretation," American Literature 33 (May 1961):195-214,

  5. Bickle, Lucy L.C. George W. Cable: His Life and Letters. New York: Scribners' and Sons, 1928.

  6. Blair, Walter and Fischer, Victor (eds.). The Works of Mark Twain: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Berkeley: University of Iowa and University of California Press, 1988.

  7. Briden, Earl F. "Kemble's 'Specialty' and the Pictorial Countertext of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain Journal 26 (Fall 1988):2-14.

  8. Budd, Louis J., ed. Mark Twain: The Contemporary Reviews. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

  9. Budd, Louis J. Our Mark Twain: The Making of His Public Personality. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983.

  10. Budd, Louis J. Mark Twain: Social Philosopher. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1962.

  11. Cardwell, Guy. "Mark Twain's 'Row' with George Cable," Modern Language Quarterly 13 (December 1952): 363-71.

  12. Cardwell, Guy. Twins of Genius. East Lansing: Michigan State College Press, 1953.

  13. Clemens, Susy. Papa: An Intimate Biography of Mark Twain, ed. Charles Neider. Garden City, MY: Doubleday & Company, 1985.

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  15. David, Beverly R. Mark Twain and His Illustrators, I: 1869-1875. Troy, NY: Whitson Publishing Co, 1986.

  16. David, Beverly R. "The Unexpurgated A Connecticut Yankee: Mark Twain and His Illustrator, Dan Beard," Prospects 1 (1975): 99-118.

  17. Davis, Chester L. "Mark Twain's Religious Beliefs as Indicated by the Notations in His Books," The Twainian 14 (1955).

  18. Day, A. Grove (ed). Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii. New York: Appleton-Century, 1966.

  19. Dempsey, Terrell. Searching for Jim: Slavery in Sam Clemens' World. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2003.

  20. DeVoto, Bernard. (ed.) Mark Twain in Eruption. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940.

  21. Duckett, Margaret. Mark Twain and Bret Harte. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1964.

  22. Fatout, Paul. Mark Twain on the Lecture Circuit. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1960.

  23. Fatout, Paul (ed). Mark Twain Speaking. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1976.

  24. Fischer, Victor. "Huck Finn Reviewed: The Reception of Huckleberry Finn in the United States, 1885-1897." American Literary Realism 16 (Spring 1985): 1-57.

  25. Fischer, Victor & Frank, Michael B. (eds.) Mark Twain's Letters, vol. 3. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.

  26. Fishkin, Shelley Fisher. Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections of Mark Twain and American Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

  27. Fishkin, Shelley Fisher. Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African American Voices . New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

  28. Frear, Walter. Mark Twain and Hawaii, Chicago: privately printed, 1947.

  29. Fredrickson, George M. The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914. Hanover: Wesleyan University Press, 1971.

  30. Gerber, John C., Baender, Paul, and Firkins, Terry (eds.). The Works of Mark Twain: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Tom Sawyer Abroad; Tom Sawyer, Detective. Berkeley: Iowa Center for Textual Studies and University of California Press, 1980.

  31. Gribben, Alan. Mark Twain's Library: A Reconstruction, 2 vols. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1980.

  32. Griffin, Benjamin. "Twins of Genius -- Not!" February 2015.

  33. Hamilton, Sinclair. Nineteenth Century American Book Illustration. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1958.

  34. Hearn, Michael Patrick (ed.). The Annotated Huckleberry Finn. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1981.

  35. Hill, Hamlin. Mark Twain and Elisha Bliss. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1964.

  36. Hill, Hamlin. Mark Twain's Letters to His Publishers, 1867-1894. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967.

  37. Hirshler, Erica E. "A Quest for the Holy Grail: Edwin Austin Abbey's Murals in the Boston Public Library." Medievalism in North America: 35-49.

  38. Hubbell, Jay B. The South in American Literature, 1607-1900. n.p.: Duke University Press, 1954.

  39. Irving, Laurence. Henry Irving: The Actor and His World. London: Faber and Faber, 1951.

  40. Kaplan, Justin. Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966.

  41. Kinzer, Donald L. An Episode in Anti-Catholicism: The American Protective Association. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 1964.

  42. Lane, Mills. Architecture of the Old South: Louisiana. New York: Abbeville Press, 1990.

  43. Leonard, James S., Tenney, Thomas A., and Davis, Thaddious M. (eds). Satire or Evasion? Black Perspectives on Huckleberry Finn. Durham: Duke University Press, 1992.

  44. Lorch, Fred W. The Trouble Begins at Eight: Mark Twain's Lecture Tours. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1968.

  45. Mac Donnell, Kevin "Collecting Mark Twain." Part I: in Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 7/8 (July/August, 1998): 24-61. Part II: in Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 9 (September, 1998): 28-56.

  46. Mancoff, Debra N. The Arthurian Revival in Victorian Art. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc, 1990.

  47. Mancoff, Debra N. The Return of King Arthur: The Legend Through Victorian Eyes. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1995.

  48. McCullough, Joseph B. and McIntire-Strasburg, Janice (eds.) Mark Twain at the Buffalo Express. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1999.

  49. McKeithan, Daniel Morley. The Morgan Manuscript of Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson, Essays and Studies on American Language and Literature, No. 12. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1961.

  50. McKeithan, Daniel Morley (ed.). Traveling with the Innocents Abroad: Mark Twain's Original Reports from Europe and the Holy Land. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1958.

  51. McWilliams, Jim. Mark Twain in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1874-1891. Troy: Whitston Publishing Company, 1997.

  52. Meltzer, Milton. Mark Twain Himself. New York: Wings Books, 1960.

  53. Memorial Ceremonies for Mark Twain. New York: American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1910.

  54. Myers, Gustavus. History of Bigotry in the United States. New York: Random House, 1943.

  55. Paine, Albert Bigelow. Mark Twain: A Biography, 3 volumes. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1917.

  56. Paine, Albert Bigelow (ed). Mark Twain's Letters, 2 volumes. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1912.

  57. Paine, Albert Bigelow (ed). Mark Twain's Speeches. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923.

  58. Pinder, Kymberly N. "The Reception of Toby E. Rosenthal's Elaine: Medievalism in San Francisco." Medievalism in North AmericaL: 21-34.

  59. Pond, J.B. Eccentricities of Genius: Memories of Famous Men and Women on the Platform Stage. New York: G.W. Dillingham, 1900.

  60. Powers, Ron. White Town Drowsing. Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1986.

  61. Roper, Gordon. "Mark Twain and His Canadian Publishers." The American Book Collector, 10 (June 1960): 13-29.

  62. Salomon, Roger B. Mark Twain and the Image of History. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1961.

  63. Scharnhorst, Gary (ed.). Critical Essays on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. New York: G.K. Hall & Co, 1993.

  64. Schirer, Thomas. Mark Twain and the Theatre. Nurnberg: Carl, 1984.

  65. Smith, Harriet Elinor and Richard Bucci (eds.). Mark Twain's Letters, vol. 2: 1867-1868. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

  66. Smith, Harriet Elinor and Edgar Marquess (eds.). Mark Twain's Roughing It. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

  67. Smith, Henry Nash. Mark Twain: The Development of a Writer. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1962.

  68. Smith, John David (ed.) Anti-Abolition Tracts and Anti-Black Stereotypes; General Statements of "The Negro Problem", Part I. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1993.

  69. Sollors, Werner. "Was Roxy Black? Race as Stereotype in Mark Twain, Edward Windsor Kemble, and Paul Laurence Dunbar," in Mixed Race Literature, ed. Jonathan Brennan. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002: 70-87

  70. Stowe, William W. Going Abroad: European Travel in Nineteenth-Century American Culture. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.

  71. Stein, Bernard L. (ed.) A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. (Introduction by Henry Nash Smith.) Berkeley: Iowa Center for Textual Studies and University of California Press, 1979.

  72. Steinbrink, Jeffrey. Getting to Be Mark Twain. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.

  73. Thomas, Bob. Walt Disney: An American Original. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1976.

  74. Turner, Arlin. George W. Cable. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1966.

  75. Turner, Arlin. "Mark Twain, Cable, and 'a Professional Newspaper Liar," New England Quarterly 28 (March 1955): 18-33.

  76. Turner, Arlin. Mark Twain and George W. Cable: The Record of a Literary Friendship. Michigan State Univ. Press, 1960.

  77. Verduin, Kathleen (ed.). Medievalism in North America: Studies in Medievalism VI. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1994.

  78. Wecter, Dixon (ed.). Love Letters of Mark Twain. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959.

  79. Wecter, Dixon (ed.). Mark Twain to Mrs. Fairbanks. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1949.

  80. Welland, Dennis. "A Note on Some Early Reviews of Tom Sawyer." Journal of American Studies 1 (1967): 99-103.

  81. Wigger, Anne P. "The Composition of Mark Twain's Puddn'head Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins: Chronology and Development," Modern Philology 55 (1957): 93-102.

  82. Wilson, Robert H. "Malory in the Connecticut Yankee," University of Texas Studies in English 27 (June 1948): 185-206.