The Letters of Mark Twain, Complete

Mark TWAIN (1835 - 1910)

These letters were arranged in two volumes by Albert Bigelow Paine, Samuel L. Clemens's literary executor, as a supplement to Mark Twain, A Biography, which Paine wrote. They are, for the most part, every letter written by Clemens known to exist at the time of their publication in 1917. They begin with a fragment of a letter from teenaged Sam Clemens to his sister, Pamela, and conclude with a letter to his attorney two weeks before his death.

These letters give us some degree of insight into the evolution of Twain's style of speech and prose over the period of his lifetime; they are a small window into the psyche that created the various characters of his stories.

But they also reveal the tragedies of his life: the lack of success in his business ventures, the passing of family. And as I read each one in this collection, I can almost detect the faint odor of one of his “devilish” cigars wafting across the room. (Introduction by James K. White)

Genre(s): Letters

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Forward; Mark Twain--A Biographical Summary James K. White
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Play 01 01 - Vol. I, Chp. I James K. White
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Play 02 02 - Vol. I, Chp. II James K. White
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Play 03 03 - Vol. I, Chp. III (part 1) James K. White
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Play 04 04 - Vol. I, Chp. III (part 2) James K. White
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Play 05 05 - Vol. I, Chp. IV James K. White
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Play 06 06 - Vol. I, Chp. V James K. White
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Play 07 07 - Vol. I, Chp. VI James K. White
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Play 08 08 - Vol. II, Chp. VII James K. White
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Play 09 09 - Vol. II, Chp. VIII James K. White
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Play 10 10 - Vol. II, Chp. IX James K. White
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Play 11 11 - Vol. II, Chp. X James K. White
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Play 12 12 - Vol. II, Chp. XI James K. White
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Play 13 13 - Vol. II, Chp. XII James K. White
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Play 14 14 - Vol. II, Chp. XIII James K. White
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Play 15 15 - Vol. II, Chp. XIV James K. White
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Play 16 16 - Vol. II, Chp. XV James K. White
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Play 17 17 - Vol. III, Chp. XVI James K. White
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Play 18 18 - Vol. III, Chp. XVII James K. White
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Play 19 19 - Vol. III, Chp. XVIII James K. White
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Play 20 20 - Vol. III, Chp. XIX (part 1) James K. White
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Play 21 21 - Vol. III, Chp. XIX (part 2) James K. White
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Play 22 22 - Vol. III, Chp. XX James K. White
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Play 23 23 - Vol. III, Chp. XXI James K. White
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Play 24 24 - Vol. III, Chp. XXII James K. White
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Play 25 25 - Vol. III, Chp. XXIII James K. White
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Play 26 26 - Vol. III, Chp. XXIV James K. White
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Play 27 27 - Vol. III, Chp. XXV James K. White
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Play 28 28 - Vol. IV, Chp. XXVI James K. White
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Play 29 29 - Vol. IV, Chp. XXVII James K. White
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Play 30 30 - Vol. IV, Chp. XXVIII James K. White
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Play 31 31 - Vol. IV, Chp. XXIX James K. White
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Play 32 32 - Vol. IV, Chp. XXX James K. White
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Play 33 33 - Vol. IV, Chp. XXXI James K. White
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Play 34 34 - Vol. IV, Chp. XXXII James K. White
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Play 35 35 - Vol. IV, Chp. XXXIII James K. White
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Play 36 36 - Vol. IV, Chp. XXXIV James K. White
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Play 37 37 - Vol. IV, Chp. XXXV James K. White
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Play 38 38 - Vol. IV, Chp. XXXVI James K. White
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Play 39 39 - Vol. IV, Chp. XXXVII James K. White
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Play 40 40 - Vol. IV, Chp. XXXVIII James K. White
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Play 41 41 - Vol. IV, Chp. XXXIX James K. White
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Play 42 42 - Vol. V, Chp. XL James K. White
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Play 43 43 - Vol. V, Chp. XLI James K. White
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Play 44 44 - Vol. V, Chp. XLII James K. White
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Play 45 45 - Vol. V, Chp. XLIII James K. White
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Play 46 46 - Vol. V, Chp. XLIV James K. White
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Play 47 47 - Vol. V, Chp. XLV James K. White
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Play 48 48 - Vol. VI, Chp. XLVI James K. White
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Play 49 49 - Vol. VI, Chp. XLVII James K. White
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Play 50 50 - Vol. VI, Chp. XLVIII James K. White
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