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Selected Poetry of Mark Twain (1835-1910)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2004, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. Ode to Stephen Dowling Bots, Dec'd.
  2. Warm Summer Sun


Notes on Life and Works

Pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, the American journalist, novelist and humorist born and raised in Missouri, Mark Twain is best known for his novels, The Prince and the Pauper (1882), A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). Selected Letters are edited by Charles Neider (New York: Harper and Row, 1982; PS 1331 A4 1982). For recent biographies, see Everett H. Emerson's The Authentic Mark Twain (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1984; PS 1331 E47 1984) and John Lauber's The Making of Mark Twain (New York: American Heritage Press, 1985; PS 1331 L28). Arthur L. Scott has edited a selection of Twain's poetry (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1966; PS 1302 S3; all Robarts Library).

Biographical information

Given name: Mark
Family name: Twain
Birth date: 1835
Death date: 1910