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Mark Twain: A Selective Bibliography



Novels
  • The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873)
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)
  • The Prince and the Pauper (1881)
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889)
  • The American Claimant (1892)
  • Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894)
  • Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894)
  • Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1896)
  • Tom Sawyer, Detective (1896)
  • A Double Barrelled Detective Story (1902)
  • A Horse's Tale (1907)


  • The Mysterious Stranger (1916, posthumous, unfinished)

Short Stories
  • "Advice to Little Girls" (1865)
  • "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" (1867)
  • "General Washington's Negro Body-Servant" (1868)
  • "My Late Senatorial Secretaryship" (1868)
  • "A Ghost Story" (1870)
  • "A True Story, Repeated Word for Word As I Heard It" (1874)
  • "Some Learned Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls" (1875)
  • "A Literary Nightmare" (1876)
  • "A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage" (1876)
  • "The Invalid's Story" (1877)
  • "The Great Revolution in Pitcairn" (1879)
  • "1601: Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors" (1880)
  • "The Stolen White Elephant" (1882)
  • "Luck" (1891)
  • "Those Extraordinary Twins" (1892)
  • "The £1,000,000 Note" (1893)
  • "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg" (1900)
  • "A Dog's Tale" (1904)
  • "Extracts from Adam's Diary" (1904)
  • "The War Prayer" (1905)
  • "Eve's Diary" (1906)
  • "Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven" (1909)
  • "My Platonic Sweetheart" (1912, posthumous)
  • "The Private Life of Adam and Eve" (1931, posthumous)



    Short Story Collections
    • Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance (1871)
    • Sketches New and Old (1875)
    • A True Story and the Recent Carnival of Crime (1877)
    • Punch, Brothers, Punch! and Other Sketches (1878)
    • Mark Twain's Library of Humor (1888)
    • Merry Tales (1892)
    • The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories (1893)
    • The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories (1906)
    • The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches (1919, posthumous)
    • The Washoe Giant in San Francisco (1938, posthumous)

    Essays
    • "On the Decay of the Art of Lying" (1880)
    • "The Awful German Language" (1880)
    • "Advice to Youth" (1882)
    • "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses" (1895)
    • "English As She Is Taught" (1887)
    • "Concerning the Jews" (1898)
    • "A Salutation Speech From the Nineteenth Century to the Twentieth" (1900)
    • "To the Person Sitting in Darkness" (1901)
    • "To My Missionary Critics" (1901)
    • "Edmund Burke on Croker and Tammany" (1901)
    • "What Is Man?" (1906)
    • "Christian Science" (1907)
    • "Queen Victoria's Jubilee" (1910)
    • "The United States of Lyncherdom" (1923, posthumous)
    • "The Memorable Assassination" (posthumous)

    Essay Collections
    • Memoranda (1870-1871)
    • How to Tell a Story and other Essays (1897)
    • Europe and Elsewhere (1923, posthumous)
    • Letters from the Earth (1962, posthumous)
    • A Pen Warmed Up In Hell (1972, posthumous)
    • The Bible According to Mark Twain (1996, posthumous)

    Travel Writing
    • The Innocents Abroad (1869)
    • Roughing It (1872)
    • Old Times on the Mississippi (1876)
    • A Tramp Abroad (1880)
    • Life on the Mississippi (1883)
    • Following the Equator (1897)

    Other Non-Fiction
    • Is Shakespeare Dead? (1909)
    • Moments with Mark Twain (1920, posthumous)
    • Mark Twain's Notebook (1935, posthumous)

    Other Writing
    • Is He Dead? (1898), play
    • "The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Updated" (1901)
    • "King Leopold's Soliloquy" (1905)
    • "Little Bessie Would Assist Providence" (1908)
    • Slovenly Peter (1935, posthumous)
    • "Some Thoughts on the Science of Onanism" (1879)

     Autobiography/Letters
    • Mark Twain's Autobiography
      • Chapters from My Autobiography published by North American Review (1906–1907)
      • Posthumous edition compiled and edited by Albert Bigelow Paine (1924)
      • Posthumous edition named Mark Twain in Eruption compiled and edited by Bernard DeVoto (1940)
      • Posthumous edition compiled and edited by Charles Neider
      • Posthumous edition compiled and edited by Harriet Elinor Smith and the Mark Twain Project: Volume 1 (2010)
    • Mark Twain's Letters, 1853–1880 (2010, posthumous)

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