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, by Gary Scharnhorst

Go East, Young Man: Class Conflict and Degenerate Manhood in Mark Twain’s Early Writings, by Joseph L. Coulombe

John of the Mines: Muir’s Picturesque Rewrite of the Gold Rush, by Nicolas Witschi

Huck Among the Indians: Mark Twain and Richard Irving Dodge’s The Plains of the Great West and Their Inhabitants, by Wayne R. Kime

Life on the Mississippi: Being Shifty in a New Country, by John E. Bassett

The Huck Finn Swindle, by Barry A. Marks

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

Hateful Reality: The Failure of the Territory in Roughing It, by Tom H. Towers

The Incipient Wilderness: A Study of Pudd’nhead Wilson, by John M. Brand

Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Fight for Popularity and Power, by Eberhard Alsen

“Very Much Like A Fire-Cracker”: Owen Wister on Mark Twain, by Ben M. Vorpahl

St. Petersburg Re-Visited: Helen Eustis and Mark Twain, by Stuart L. Burns

Roughing It as Retrospective Reporting, by John DeWitt McKee

Mark Twain’s Chuck-Wagon Specialties, by C. Merton Babcock

Tom Sawyer: Missouri Robin Hood, by L. Moffitt Cecil

Two Primitives: Huck Finn and Tom Outland, by Maynard Fox