The 'Tom Sawyer' project
08/06/2011 6:10 PM
11/01/2011 6:23 PM
Sacramento Public Library
"Sacramento Public Library is thrilled to bring The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to life, both for those who know the story well, and for a brand new generation of Twain readers," said Library Director Rivkah K. Sass." Our goal is to get our entire community reading and talking about this iconic work."
Access Sacramento is a nonprofit public service organization and community media hub for Sacramento County. The organization is "making a difference, one story at a time" and invites you to join your neighbors and become a "digital storyteller." Access Sacramento provides tools and training to help you promote the mission of your organization and reach a potential audience of 265,000 Sacramento County households.
McAvoy Layne is "the ghost of Mark Twain," preserving the wit and wisdom of "the wild humorist of the Pacific slope." He is the author of the soon-to-be-published "Becoming Mark Twain" and winner of the Nevada award for excellence in school and library service. He portrays the ghost of Mark Twain in A&E's biography of Mark Twain and in the Discovery Channel's Cronkite Award winning documentary, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Android or other portable device. The ebooks are free in the United States because their copyright has expired.
Learn more about Mark Twain
Autobiography website: "This is Mark Twain"
Video and interactive timeline of Twain's life, 1835-1910
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
New York Times
The Mark Twain Papers & Project
Databases: All known letters written by and to Samuel L. Clemens and members of his immediate family
The Mark Twain Papers contain the private papers of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) that he himself segregated and made available to his official biographer, Albert Bigelow Paine. Researchers have added letters, manuscripts, a dozen scrapbooks kept by Clemens and his brother Orion, first editions and other rare printings, photographs.
Online exhibit: "Mark Twain at Play"
The Official Web Site of Mark Twain
Read his biography and learn about Twain's early years and his writing career.
Mark Twain quotations
Quotations, newspaper collections and related resources
Twain in the Sacramento Daily Union, 1866
The Mark Twain House & Museum
The Mark Twain House & Museum is a National Historic Landmark in Hartford, Conn. It was the home of Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) and his family from 1874 to 1891. It is also where Twain lived when he wrote his most important works, including "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," "The Prince and The Pauper" and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court."
PBS: "Mark Twain," a Ken Burns documentary
See "Mark Twain's Interactive Scrapbook" - "discover the true Mark Twain through his writing and his collection of artifacts." Go behind the scenes with filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan. Find classroom activities, selected writings and a chronology of Twain's life. Buy the "Mark Twain" DVD.
Mark Twain's Mississippi
This website provides a searchable and indexed digital library of some of Samuel Clemens' publications under the name of Mark Twain, placing special emphasis upon Twain's Mississippi novels and reminiscences: Twain's life and works, interactive maps, video, teacher's pilothouse.
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