Mark Twain

Portrait by Mathew Brady, February 1871

Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called “The Great American Novel”. (Information from Wikipedia)


Articles in Western American Literature:

A Coda to the Twain-Harte Feud

Go East, Young Man: Class Conflict and Degenerate Manhood in Mark Twain’s Early Writings

John of the Mines: Muir’s Picturesque Rewrite of the Gold Rush

Huck Among the Indians: Mark Twain and Richard Irving Dodge’s The Plains of the Great West and Their Inhabitants

Life on the Mississippi: Being Shifty in a New Country

The Huck Finn Swindle

You Can’t Go Back to the Raft Ag’in Huck Honey! Mark Twain’s Western Sequel to Huckleberry Finn

Hateful Reality: The Failure of the Territory in Roughing It

The Incipient Wilderness: A Study of Pudd’nhead Wilson

Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Fight for Popularity and Power

“Very Much Like A Fire-Cracker”: Owen Wister on Mark Twain

St. Petersburg Re-Visited: Helen Eustis and Mark Twain

Roughing It as Retrospective Reporting

Mark Twain’s Chuck-Wagon Specialties

Tom Sawyer: Missouri Robin Hood

Two Primitives: Huck Finn and Tom Outland