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Barbara Schmidt <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 7 Jun 2024 22:25:12 -0500
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In regard to the blog entry "Finding a Book that Doesn't Exist" -- Alan
Gribben's reference book MARK TWAIN'S LITERARY RESOURCES states that in
1965 Dewey Ganzel first identified Charles Wyllys Elliott as the author of
LIFE IN THE HOLY LAND and that Leon Dickinson also included this in his
notes for the proposed Iowa-California edition of INNOCENTS ABROAD
(Gribben, p. 232).

One other aspect you might consider, if not already planned, are notes
documenting the different texts between the first American edition and the
Routledge edition (1872) where Mark Twain in his new Preface explains he
has made revisions. They are extensive. This edition is online at:


On Fri, Jun 7, 2024 at 5:01 PM Philip Trauring <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Tomorrow is 157 years from the day Mark Twain set sail on the Quaker City
> for the trip that would form the basis of The Innocents Abroad. For those
> who may have been wondering about my posts over the last year on this list,
> I wanted to let everyone know that I am going to be releasing a new
> annotated edition of The Innocents Abroad in the near future. After a lot
> of research, and writing over 1200 footnotes, the book is almost ready to
> be published.
> There’s still quite a bit of work ahead to see the book in print, but for
> the most part the text is complete. I’ve posted some articles on the book
> as I’ve been working on it, which you can find here:
> I’m open to corrections on anything I might have
> gotten wrong.
> I hope to post more on the book as I make progress on getting it printed.
> All the best,
> Philip Trauring