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The 'Tom Sawyer' project

Sacramento Public Library

(916) 264-2920

"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

(916) 456-8600

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

(775) 833-1835

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

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

Tom Sawyer

Characters from the book

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

Book review by Garrison Keillor: "The Autobiography of Mark Twain"

Dead for a century, Twain says what he meant

The Mark Twain Papers & Project

The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

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

Twenty-five letters from Mark Twain from the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii)

Sacramento Bee

Postal Service unveils a Forever stamp of Mark Twain

Mark Twain experts fired up over Tahoe campsite location

U.S. panel rejects proposal to honor Mark Twain with Tahoe inlet

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.