Today in History: Mark Twain

Mark Twain
Today in History–November 30–the Library of Congress features Mark Twain, born on this date in 1835 as Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Learn more about this masterful American writer by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more Twain resources.

Stories about Mark Twain America’s Library

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn web pageturner

More books & articles by Mark Twain

A Telephonic Conversation” by Mark Twain p. 14 Library of Congress Magazine Jul.-Aug. 2017

More stories by Mark Twain

Timeline & select historical newspaper articles by Mark Twain

Books & articles about Mark Twain

Timeline & select historical newspaper articles about Mark Twain

More Mark Twain historical newspaper articles

Letter from Mark Twain to Gardiner Greene Hubbard, December 27, 1890

Buck Fanshaw’s funeral” (audio)

Mark Twain waltz

Mark Twain mazurka

Featured Image: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (literary map)

Mark Twain image set

Mark Twain interactive scrapbook (PBS)

Mark Twain: Exploring His Life and Work with Primary Sources Teaching with the Library of Congress April 26, 2018

Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn: Controversy at the Heart of a Classic Teaching with the Library of Congress November 21, 2013

Mark Twain Sort of Speaks to Us Now See Hear! October 30, 2014

Mark Twain’s Hannibal lesson plan

Mark Twain & Copyright Library of Congress Magazine September/October 2014 pp. 16-19

Mark Twain & Copyright Library of Congress Blog September 30, 2014

Mining the Library for Gilded Age Teaching Resources & Strategies