Books about Mark Twain

This is by no means a complete list of all the books about Mark Twain. However, these are some of the best and most popular books on the author.

1. Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain
By: Justin Kaplan (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1966)

2. Mark Twain, A Biography: the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens
By: Albert Bigelow Paine (New York: Harper & Bros., 1912). three-volume set

3. The Ordeal of Mark Twain
By: Van Wyck Brooks (New York: Dutton, 1920)

4. Mark Twain's America
By: Bernard Devoto (Boston: Little, Brown, 1932)

5. The Autobiography of Mark Twain
Edited by: Charles Neider (New York: Harper & Row, 1959)

6. Sam Clemens of Hannibal
By: Dixon Wecter (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1952)

7. Mark Twain's Hannibal, Huck & Tom
By: Walter Blair (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969)

8. Mark Twain: the Fate of Humor
By: James M. Cox (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1966)

9. The Authentic Mark Twain
By: Everett Emerson (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1984)

10. Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture
By: Shelly Fisher Fishkin (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997)

11. My Mark Twain: Reminiscences and Criticisms
By: William Dean Howells (New York: Harper & Bros., 1910)

12. Mark Twain and Southwestern Humor
By Kenneth Lynn (Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1959)

13. Mark Twain on the Loose: A Comic Writer and the American Self
By: Bruce Michelson (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995)

14. Mark Twain : Legendary Writer and Humorist (Historical American Biographies)
By: Lynda Pflueger (August 1999)

15. Dangerous Water: A Biography of the Boy Who Became Mark Twain
By: Ron Powers (June 1999)

16. Mark Twain: America's Humorist, Dreamer, Prophet
By: Clinton Cox (July 1999)

17. Mark Twain : The Mysterious Stranger and Other Curious Tales
By: Mark Twain; compiled By: Frank J. Finamore (May 1997)

18. The Lack of Money Is the Root of All Evil : Mark Twain's Timeless Wisdom on Money, and Wealth for Today's Investor
By: Andrew Leckey, et al (Hardcover - January 2001)

19. The Quotable Mark Twain : His Essential Aphorisms, Witticisms, & Concise Opinions
By: Mark Twain, et al (July 1998) R. Kent Rasmussen, editor

20. Mark Twain : The Story of Samuel Clemens (People of Distinction Biographies)
By: Jim Hargrove (Out of Print)

21. Mark Twain : Young Writer (The Childhood of Famous Americans Series)
By: Miriam E. Mason, et al (April 1991)

22. Was Huck Black? : Mark Twain and African-American Voices (Oxford Paperbacks)
By: Shelley Fisher Fishkin (May 1994)

23. Oxford Mark Twain
Edited by: Shelly Fisher Fishkin (Oxford University Press, 1996) 29 volumes.

24. The Singular Mark Twain
A Biography by: Fred Kaplan
Doubleday | Hardcover | October, 2003 | $35.00 | 0-385-47715-5

25. Searching for Jim, Slavery in Sam Clemens's World
By: Terrell Dempsey
University of Missouri Press | 2003 | pb $24.95 | hb $44.95

26. Mark Twain: A Life
By: Ron Powers
Free Press | 2005 | ISBN-10: 0743248996 and ISBN-13: 978-0743248990

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