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Mark Twain Primary Sources

Historical documents. What clues can you gather about Mark Twain, the time, place, players, and culture?

The (Nearly) Complete Works of Mark Twain

A guy named Rob has put almost all of Twain's works online. You can read Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer and many other fiction and non-fiction writings. Thanks, Rob!

Huck Finn review

Life Magazine's 1885 review mocking The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Birthday Speech

Mark Twain's speech at his 70th birthday party.

Mark Twain's Memory Builder

In 1885 Twain designed a game to improve the memory. You can play it online here.


A PDF view of Twain's 1910 obituary in the New York Times.

Paine's Biography

E-text of Albert Bigelow Paine's official biography of Twain.

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