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Mark Twain on the Web

It's not really all that rare for a person to have insights on what makes this species tick and have those insights stand up to the harsh tests of history. What is rare, in my mind, is for those insights to remain vital, relevant, and funny a century later. I won't bore you with why I think this is. I'm not sure I could, anyway. There are scholars, far better equipped than I, to make this case, and I will leave that to them. My interest is to see Twain's writings available to the Web and to let you judge for yourself.

Mark Twain in HTML

My Collection of Twain in HTML

My approach is to make separate pages of the chapters and subchapters to make these books more *browsable*. Those with browsers that keep track of followed links, such as Netscape, can simply refer to the Table of Contents to remind themselves where they left off. At the end of each chapter is a link to the next chapter, and a link to the book's table of contents.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses
This has long been a favorite of mine. I'd like to thank Barbara E. Walton for for taking the trouble of typing this gem, and for sending her e-text along to me. (She offered to tag it, but hell - I have to do something around here!)

What is Man and Other Essays
Alan Eliasen has also been converting this same book. The links to Switzerland, the Cradle of Liberty, As Concerns Interpreting the Deity, and Concerning Tobacco in the Table of Contents are links to his pages. He also has a version of the essay What is Man? as a single document. These and more can also be found at his Mark Twain Library

Mark Twain in HTML From Other Sites

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
From Wonderland's Mark Twain Collection.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
From somewhere at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Other Mark Twain Sites

Jim Zwick presents 2 excellent pages on Twain.
Mark Twain Resources on the World Wide Web is a thorough listing of Mark Twain resources on the Web.
Mark Twain on the Philippines is Jim Zwick's look at Twain's Anti-imperialist writings -- a subject he has apparently spent some time studying.

For a quick taste of Twain's wit, check The Quotable Mark Twain from The Mark Twain Association of New York, Inc.

Mark Twain in non-HTML

With the exception of The Prince and The Pauper, the text files are from Wiretap.spies and have the file extension '.mt'. They can be viewed with your browser (due to the large size of these files, they may tend to choke some browsers). Or, they can be downloaded and viewed with any text editor or word processor. If necessary, you can rename the extension to '.txt'.
The zip files are from the Gutenburg project.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a .zip file
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer a .zip file
Tom Sawyer Abroad a .zip file
Tom Sawyer, Detective a .zip file
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court a .zip file
The Prince and The Pauper
(Sorry, no .zip file)
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson a .zip file
The $30,00 Bequest a .zip file
A Tramp Abroad a .zip file
What is Man? and Other Essays a .zip file

"I haven't heard anything like that since the orphanage burned down" Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens) , when asked what he thought of an opera he'd just attended.

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