The following works are referenced using the bracketed abbreviations below throughout this blog. These books fired my imagination and aided greatly in my research. I certainly didn’t read them all word for word, but some I read over and over. They’re that good.
Girl in the Gloaming’s Reading List
[AHF] Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York: The Modern Library, 1993.
[ATS] Mark Twain. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Chatham: Puffin Books, 1994.
[CW] Jack London. The Call of the Wild. New York: Buccaneer Books, Inc., 1976.
[L1-L6] Mark Twain’s Letters [1853-1875]. Edited by Dahlia Armon, Edgar Marquess Branch, Richard Bucci, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Kenneth M. Sanderson, Lin Salamo, and Harriet Elinor Smith. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988-2002.
[LM] Mark Twain. Life on the Mississippi. Introduction by James M. Cox. New York: Viking Penguin, 1984.
[MTBus] Mark Twain, Business Man. Edited by Samuel Charles Webster. Boston: Little, Brown, 1946.
[MTE] Mark Twain in Eruption. Edited by Bernard DeVoto. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940.
[MTT] Michael Lewis. “The Mark Twain Trail.” Slate, April 22-May 2, 2003, http://www.slate.com/id/2081491/entry/2081496/.
[NBK] Typographic transcriptions of Mark Twain’s unpublished notebooks, 1891-1910. Mark Twain Papers. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
[NW] Rick Bass. The Ninemile Wolves. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003.
[PA] Susy Clemens. Papa, An Intimate Biography of Mark Twain. Edited by Charles Neider. New York: Doubleday, 1985.
[PP] David Young (translator). The Poetry of Petrarch. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.
[RI] Mark Twain. Roughing It. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1913.
I’m particularly indebted to Fred Kaplan and his fine book shown at left and listed below. Wherever you are, Dr. Kaplan, I hope you’ve found The Animal Years. I may just have to email you about it.
[SMT] Fred Kaplan. The Singular Mark Twain. New York: Doubleday, 2003.
[SP] Mark Twain Speaking. Edited by Paul Fatout. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1976.