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       aka Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass. Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri; his family moved to the port town of Hannibal four years later. His father, an unsuccessful farmer, died when Twain was eleven. Soon afterward the boy began working as an apprentice printer, and by age sixteen he was writing newspaper sketches. He left Hannibal at eighteen to work as an itinerant printer in New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Cincinnati. From 1857 to 1861 he worked on Mississippi steamboats, advancing from cub pilot to licensed pilot.

        After river shipping was interrupted by the Civil War, Twain headed west with his brother Orion, who had been appointed secretary to the Nevada Territory. Settling in Carson City, he tried his luck at prospecting and wrote humorous pieces for a range of newspapers. Around this time he first began using the pseudonym Mark Twain, derived from a riverboat term. Relocating to San Francisco, he became a regular newspaper correspondent and a contributor to the literary magazine the Golden Era. He made a five-month journey to Hawaii in 1866 and the following year traveled to Europe to report on the first organized tourist cruise. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches (1867) consolidated his growing reputation as humorist and lecturer.



The Gilded Age (1873) (with C D Warner)

The Prince and the Pauper (1881)

The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (1884)

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1886)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889) aka A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur Download

The American Claimant (1892)

A Double Barrelled Detective Story (1902) Download

A Dog's Tale (1904)

King Leopold's Soliloquy (1905)

Horse's Tale (1907)

Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven (1909) Download

The Adventures of Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass (1928) (as by Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass)

A Murder, A Mystery, and a Marriage (1945)

The Unnatural Son (1954)

The Adventures of Colonel Sellers: Being Mark Twain's Share Of The Gilded Age (1965)

Huck Finn And Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) Download

Tom Sawyer: And Other Stories (1881)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) Download

Tom Sawyer Abroad, By Huck Finn (1894)

Tom Sawyer, Detective (1896)

Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer Among the Indians: And Other Unfinished Stories (1989)

Diaries of Adam and Eve

Extracts from Adam's Diary (1904) Download

Eve's Diary (1906)

Non fiction

The Innocents Abroad (1869)

Mark Twain's Autobiography: And First Romance (1871)

The Innocents At Home (1872)

Roughing It (1872)

A Tramp Abroad (1880) Download

Life on the Mississippi (1883)

Following the Equator (1897)

How to Tell a Story: And Other Essays (1897)

English As She Is Taught (1900)

My Debut As a Literary Person (1906)

What Is Man? (1906)

Christian Science: With Notes Containing Corrections to Date (1907)

Is Shakespeare Dead? (1909)

Mark Twain's Speeches (1910)

Letters from the Earth (1962)


The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1867)

Eye Openers (1871)

Screamers (1871)

Curious Dreams, and Other Sketches (1872)

Mark Twain's Sketches (1874)

Sketches, New and Old (1875)

The Stolen White Elephant (1882)

Merry Tales (1892)

The 1,000,000 Pound Bank-Note (1893)

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1900)

The $30,000 Bequest (1906)

The Mysterious Stranger (1916)

Sketches of the Sixties (1926) (with Bret Harte) aka California Sketches

Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain (1984)

Short Stories (1993)

Alonzo Fitz (2001)

The Tom Sawyer Collection (2014) (with Jessica Lawson)

Anthologies containing stories by Mark Twain

American Ghost Stories (1928)

The Great Book of Humour (1935)

The Golden Road (1974)

Sixty-Five Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979)

Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (1981)

Great Short Stories of the World (1986)

A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1986)

Into the Mummy's Tomb (1989)

The World's Library of Best Books Volume Two (1989)

Supernatural Stories (1995)

Knights of Madness (1998)

100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999)

Short stories

Cannibalism in the Cars

The Captain's Story

A Ghost Story

Journalism in Tennessee

The Jumping Frog


The Woman with the Golden Arm

Mediaeval Romance (1871)

The Stolen White Elephant [short story] (1882)

Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven (1909)

Carnival of Crime in Connecticut

Curious Republic Of Gondour

Death Of Mark Twain

Encounter With An Interviewer

Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences

Goldsmith's Friend Abroad Again

Bad Little Boy

Good Little Boy

Little Bessie

My Watch



Siamese Twins

Sociable Jimmy

The Comedy of those Extraordinary Twins

The War Prayer

True Story

Mark Twain's Speeches

American Vandal Abroad


On The Decay Of The Art Of Lying

Plymouth Rock And The Pilgrims

Sandwich Islands Lecture

Story Of A Speech

The Whittier Birthday Dinner Speech

Toast To Woman

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