The Mark Twain Papers

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Author: Twain, Mark [PSUED Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910)

Year: 1967-1972

Publisher: University of California Press

Place: Berkeley and Los Angeles


7 volumes: Mark Twain's Which Was the Dream? and Other Symbolic Writings of the Later Years xi+588 pages with frontispiece and appendix, edited by John S Tuckey. Mark Twain's Hannibal, Huck & Tom xi+500 pages with frontispiece, edited with an introduction by Walter Blair. Mark Twain's Letters to His publishers 1867-1894 xiv+388 pages with frontispiece and index, edited with an introduction by Hamlin Hill. Mark Twain's Satires & Burlesques x+485 pages with frontispiece and appendices, edited with an introduction by Franklin R Rogers. Mark Twain's Correspondence with Henry Huttleston Rogers 1893-1909 xvii+768 pages with frontispiece, tables and index, edited with an introduction by Lewis Leary. Mark Twain's Mysterious Stranger Manuscripts x+606 pages with frontispiece, edited with an introduction by William M Gibson. Mark Twain's Fables of Man x+740 with frontispiece, edited with an introduction by John S Tuckey. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in beige cloth with black and red lettering to spine and facsimile red signature in blind stamped rectangle to cover. First edition.

The University of California Press planned to publish approximately fifteen volumes of Mark Twain's works. These volumes will consist mainly of previously unpublished works, but will also contain material which has been published in inadequate, often inaccurate, versions. A great quantity of manuscript material was left unpublished at Mark Twain's death in 1910. It includes incomplete literary manuscripts as well as notebooks, correspondence, and other documents of value for biographical and critical studies of one of America's great writers. After the author's death, the manuscripts were kept in storage or in the personal possession of his biographer and the first editor of his posthumously published work, Albert Bigelow Paine, who restricted them for his exclusive use for twenty-five years. When Bernard DeVoto succeeded to the editorship, the manuscripts were moved to Harvard, sorted and arranged, and made available for use by qualified scholars. After a brief stay in the Huntington Library, the papers were bequeathed by Mark Twain's daughter, Clara Clemens Samossoud, to the University of California at Berkeley in 1950. Here scholars from all over the world come to study them. In order to make the contents of these papers available to the general reader as well as to the Mark Twain scholar, the University of California Press undertook a systematic program to bring them all into print in a uniform edition of The Mark Twain Papers


Some corners occasionally gently bumped. Jackets light soiled, one price clipped else a better than very good set in like jackets.

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