The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21). rn VOLUME XVII. Later National Literature, Part II.

VIII. Mark Twain


Johnson, Merle. A Bibliography of The Work of Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens. A List of First Editions in Book Form and of First Printings in Periodicals and Occasional Publications of His Varied Literary Activities. New York and London, 1910. [In four parts, a list of first editions of books with descriptions of volumes and contents, and lists of books containing speeches, letters, and anecdotes. With an index showing the successive publications of the items in the books listed and including articles in magazines only.]

Henderson, Archibald. Mark Twain. London, 1911. New York, 1912. [Contains: A Bibliography of Books, Essays, and Articles Dealing with Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1869 (September)–1910 (September).] Paine, Albert Bigelow. Mark Twain. A Biography. The Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. With Letters, Comments and Incidental Writings Hitherto Unpublished; Also New Episodes, Anecdotes, etc. Three Vols. New York and London, 1912. [Contains: A Chronological List of Mark Twain’s Work—Published and Otherwise. From 1851–1910. Particularly valuable for information as to the time and place of composition as well as the publication of Mark Twain’s work.]


Writings. Authorized Uniform Ed. 25 vols. New York and London, 1869–1910. [Several eds. from same type.] 22 vols. Hartford, 1899–1901. [Several eds.] Works. 18 vols. New York and London, n. d. [Several eds.]


The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches. New York, London, 1867. The Jumping Frog in English, then in French, then Clawed Back into a Civilized Language once more by Patient, Unremunerated Toil. New York and London, 1903.

The Public to Mark Twain. 1868.

The Innocents Abroad, or, the New Pilgrims’ Progress; being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City’s Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; with Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures, as they Appeared to the Author. Hartford, Conn., 1869. English unauthorized ed. in two parts, the Innocents Abroad and The New Pilgrims’ Progress, and combined, Mark Twain’s Pleasure Trip on the Continent, 1870.

Mark Twain’s (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance. 1871.

Mark Twain’s Memoranda. From the Galaxy. Toronto, 1871.

Eye Openers. Good Things, Immensely Funny Sayings & Stories That Will Bring a Smile upon the Gruffest Countenance. London, 1871.

Screamers. A Gathering of Scraps of Humour, Delicious Bits, & Short Stories. London, 1871.

Roughing It. London and Hartford, 1872. [English ed. in two parts, Roughing It and The Innocents at Home, published a little before the American ed.]

A Curious Dream; and Other Sketches. London, 1872.

Mark Twain’s Sketches. London, 1872.

Practical Jokes with Artemus Ward. Including the Story of the Man who Fought Cats. By Mark Twain and other Humorists. London, 1872.

The Choice Humorous Works of Mark Twain. Now First Collected. With Extra Passages to the “Innocents Abroad,” now first Reprinted, and A Life of the Author. London, 1873.

The Gilded Age. A Tale of To-day. Hartford, 1874. [With Charles Dudley Warner.]

Number One. Mark Twain’s Sketches. 1874.

Mark Twain’s Sketches, New and Old. Now First Published in Complete Form. Hartford and Chicago, 1875.

Old Times on the Mississippi. Toronto, 1876. [Atlantic, Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May, June, Aug., 1875. Toronto vol. contains also A Literary Nightmare, Atlantic, Feb., 1876.]

Information Wanted and Other Sketches. London, 1876.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. London, Hartford, 1876.

A True Story, and The Recent Carnival of Crime. Boston, 1877.

Punch, Brothers, Punch! And Other Sketches. 1878.

A Tramp Abroad. London, Hartford, 1880.

The Prince and The Pauper. A Tale for Young People of All Ages. London, Boston, 1882.

The Stolen White Elephant, etc. London, Boston, 1882.

Date 1601. Conversation, As It Was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors. [Privately printed, 1882.]

Life on the Mississippi. London, Boston, 1883. [Includes Old Times on the Mississippi, Atlantic, 1875, and Toronto, 1876.]

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade). Scene: The Mississippi Valley. Time: Forty to Fifty Years Ago. London, 1884. New York, 1885.

English as She Is Taught … With a Commentary thereon by Mark Twain. London, 1887. [Commentary with a biography of the author by M. I. Lans, Boston, 1900.]

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. New York, London, 1889.

Merry Tales. 1892.

The American Claimant. New York, London, 1892. [First in various newspapers and in The Idler, Jan., 1892, to Jan., 1893.]

The £1,000,000 Bank-Note and Other New Stories. New York, London, 1893.

Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar for 1894. [1893.]

Sawyer Abroad. By Huck Finn. Edited by Mark Twain. New York, London, 1894. [Serially in St. Nicholas, Nov., 1893, to Apr., 1894.]

The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson and The Comedy, Those Extraordinary Twins. London, Hartford, 1894. [Serially in Century, Dec., 1893, to June, 1894.]

Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by the Sieur Louis de Conte. Freely Translated Out of the Ancient French into Modern English from the Original Unpublished Manuscript in the National Archives of France by Jean François Alden. London, New York, 1896. [Serially in Harper’s, Apr., 1895, to Apr., 1896.]

Tom Sawyer Abroad, Tom Sawyer, Detective, and Other Stories, Etc., Etc. 1896. [Tom Sawyer, Detective, in Harper’s, Aug., Sept., 1896.]

Tom Sawyer, Detective, As Told by Huck Finn, and Other Tales. London, 1897.

How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays. 1897. Another ed. with additions, Hartford, 1900.

Following the Equator. A Journey Around the World. Hartford, 1897. London ed. as More Tramps Abroad, 1897.

Queen Victoria’s Jubilee. The Great Procession of June 22, 1897, in the Queen’s Honour, Reported Both in The Light of History, and as A Spectacle. Privately printed for private distribution only. [1897?]

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, and Other Stories and Essays. New York. London, 1900. Leipzig, 1900.

To the Person Sitting in Darkness. Reprinted by permission from The North American Review, February, 1901.

Edmund Burke on Croker & Tammany. 1901.

A Double Barrelled Detective Story. New York and London, 1902. [First in Harper’s, Jan., Feb., 1902.] Leipzig, 1902.

My Début as a Literary Person, with Other Essays and Stories. Hartford, 1903.

“A Dog’s Tale.” Reprinted by permission from Harper’s Magazine, Christmas Number, 1903. Printed for the National Anti-vivisection Society, 1903. [Limited to less than fifty copies.] New York and London, 1904.

Extracts from Adam’s Diary Translated from The Original MS. New York and London, 1904. [In The Niagara Book, 1893.]

King Leopold’s Soliloquy. A Defense of His Congo Rule. Boston, 1905.

Eve’s Diary: Translated from The Original MS. London and New York, 1906.

What Is Man? 1906.

The $30,000 Bequest, and Other Stories. New York and London, 1906.

A Horse’s Tale. New York and London, 1906. [Reprinted from Harper’s, Aug., Sept., 1906, for private distribution.]

Christian Science, with Notes Containing Corrections to Date. New York and London, 1907. [First in North American Review, Dec., 1902, Jan., Feb., and Apr., 1903.]

Is Shakespeare Dead? From My Autobiography. New York and London, 1909.

Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven. New York and London, 1909. [First in Harper’s, Dec., 1907, and Jan., 1908.]

The Mysterious Stranger. New York and London, 1916. [Serially in Harper’s, May-Nov., 1916.]

What Is Man? and Other Essays. New York and London, 1917.

In Defense of Harriet Shelley, and Other Essays. New York and London, 1918.

Mark Twain’s Speeches. With an Introduction by William Dean Howells. New York and London, 1910.

Mark Twain’s Letters. 1917. 2 vols. Ed. Paine, A. B.

The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches. 1919.

Chapters from My Autobiography. North American Review. Sept., 1906–Dec., 1909.

My Platonic Sweetheart. Harper’s, Dec., 1912.

Mark Twain’s War Map. North American Review. June, 1915. [From Buffalo Express, 17 Sept., 1870.]


Haweis, H. R. Mark Twain. American Humorists. 1882.

Bolton, S. K. Mark Twain. Famous American Authors. 1887.

Brooks, Van Wyck. The Ordeal of Mark Twain. 1920.

Clark, C. H. Mark Twain. Authors at Home, ed. Gilder, J. L. and J. B. 1888.

Clemens, Will M. Mark Twain. His Life and Work. A Biographical Sketch. San Francisco, 1892.

Vedder, H. C. Mark Twain. American Writers of To-day. 1894.

Matthews, B. Of Mark Twain’s Best Story. Books and Play-Books. London, 1895.

Mark Twain. Warner’s Library of The World’s Best Literature, vol. VII. 1897.

Pond, J. B. Mark Twain. Eccentricities of Genius. London, 1900.

Mark Twain: A Biographical Sketch. How to Tell a Story and Other Essays. Hartford, 1900.

Lautréc, Gabriel de. Introduction to Contes Choisis de Mark Twain. Paris, 1900.

Mann, Max. Mark Twain. Biographical Introduction to A Tramp Abroad. Leipzig, 1901.

Harkins, E. F. Mark Twain. Little Pilgrimages Among the Men Who Have Written Famous Books. Boston, 1902.

Stoddard, C. W. A Humorist Abroad. Exits and Entrances: A Book of Essays and Sketches. Boston [1903?].

Mark Twain’s Seventieth Birthday; Record of a Dinner Given in His Honour, etc. 1905.

Johnson, C. Mark Twain’s Country. Highways and Byways of The Mississippi Valley. 1906.

Chapters from My Autobiography. North American Review. Sept., 1906–Dec., 1907.

Matthews, B. Mark Twain. A Biographical Criticism. Inquiries and Opinions. 1907. Reprinted from Mark Twain’s Works, 1899, vol. 1.

Watson, Aaron. Artemus Ward and Mark Twain, Mark Twain’s Own Account. The Savage Club. London, 1907.

Sedgwick, H. D. Mark Twain. The New American Type and Other Essays. Boston, 1908.

Howells, W. D. My Mark Twain. Reminiscences and Criticism. New York and London, 1910. [Reprinted from My Memories of Mark Twain, Harper’s, July-Sept., 1910, and miscellaneous criticisms in various magazines, 1869–1901.]

Phelps, W. L. Mark Twain. Essays on Modern Novelists. 1910.

Mark Twain Numbers of Book News Monthly, Bookman [New York], Bookman [London], June, 1910.

“Britannicus.” England and Mark Twain. North American Review, June, 1910.

Tributes to Mark Twain. Ibid.

The Originals of Some of Mark Twain’s Characters. Review of Reviews. Aug., 1910.

News for Bibliophiles. [Notes on Johnson’s bibliography.] Nation, 22 Sept., and 22 Dec., 1910.

Mark Twain, In Memoriam. Harper’s Weekly, 17 Dec., 1910.

White, F. M. Mark Twain as A Newspaper Reporter. Outlook, 24 Dec., 1910.

Campbell, K. From Æsop to Mark Twain: The Gellert Story. Sewanee Review, Jan., 1911.

Henderson, Archibald. Mark Twain, 1912. [Includes material published in various articles on Mark Twain in Harper’s, North American Review, etc.]

Paine, Albert Bigelow. Mark Twain. A Biography. The Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Three vols. New York and London, 1912. [Includes material published in several articles on Mark Twain in Harper’s and other magazines.]

Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home In Hannibal, Missouri.… Hannibal, 1912.

Cheiro [Leigh Warner]. [Story of the Origin of Pudd’nhead Wilson.] Memoirs. 1912.

Macy, John. Mark Twain. The Spirit of American Literature. 1913.

Mark Twain As a Publisher. Bookman, Jan., 1913.

Howells, W. D. [Review of Paine’s Life of Mark Twain.] Editor’s Easy Chair. Harper’s, Jan., 1913.

Carus, P. Mark Twain’s Philosophy. Monist, April, 1913.

Millard, B. When They Were Twenty-one. Bookman, May, 1913.

Burton, R. Mark Twain. Little Essays in Literature and Life. 1914.

Phelps, W. L. Notes on Mark Twain. Essays on Books. 1914.

Ticknor, C. Mark Twain’s Missing Chapter. Bookman, May, 1914.

Street, J. In Mizzoura. Collier’s, 29 Aug., 1914.

Captain Horace E. Bixby. (Who Taught Mark Twain How to Pilot.) New England Magazine, April, 1915.

Corey, W. A. Memories of Mark Twain. Overland, Sept., 1915.

Paine, A. B. A Boy’s Life of Mark Twain. 1916. [Serially in St. Nicholas, Nov., 1915–Oct., 1916.] A Short Life of Mark Twain. 1920.

Bowen, E. W. Mark Twain. South Atlantic Quarterly. July, 1916.

Capitalizing Mark Twain. [“Patience Worth’s” alleged Mark Twain story, Jap Herron.] Literary Digest, 14 Oct., 1916.

Paine, A. B. Mark Twain’s Letters, Arranged with Comment. Two vols. New York and London. 1917. [Some of these letters were published in Harper’s, May, July-Nov., 1917.]

Shuster, G. N. The Tragedy of Mark Twain. Catholic World, March, 1917.

Wyatt, E. An Inspired Critic. North American Review, April, 1917.

White, E. Mark Twain’s Printer Days. Overland, Dec., 1917.

Sherman, S. P. The Democracy of Mark Twain. On Contemporary Literature. 1917.

Howells, W. D. [Review of Mark Twain’s Letters.] Editor’s Easy Chair, Harper’s, Mar., 1918.

Mark Twain’s Unedited and Unpublished Satire. 3,000 Years Among the Microbes. Current Opinion. July, 1918.