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Jim Zwick <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 14 Dec 1995 00:38:24 +0000
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There is really no substitute for "agile web feet."   Your best bet is to
visit the Mark Twain Resources on the World Wide Web site at -- preferably using
Netscape, Mosaic, or another graphics-capable web browser.  It
lists somewhere around 75-80 sites that contain information related
to Mark Twain.  They are organized into the categories outlined below:

Exhibits (these are also the two most in-depth sites)
  --  Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn: Text, Illustrations, and Early
   Reviews, by Virginia H. Cope, University of Virginia.   Included
   online are the full text of the novel, all of the illustrations used in
   the first edition, the little-known obscene illustration that appeared
   in sales prospectuses, many early newspaper and magazine
   reviews, advertisements, and a 1930 article by E.W. Kemble about
   his experiences illustrating the book.
  --  Mark Twain on the Philippines, by Jim Zwick.   Includes three
   of Twain's anti-imperialist essays, photos and political cartoons,
   three dozen contemporary editorials about Twain's interviews,
   speeches and writings, essays about his ten-year involvement
   as a vice president of the Anti-Imperialist League, and the texts
   of the League's platform and the three petitions Twain signed.

E-Text Collections
  -- Lists Twain titles available from the major text archives as well
    as those available from Twain-specific sites.  The 13 archives
    whose Twain titles are included are in the U.S., U.K., Hong Kong
    and Russia.  Texts are in ASCII, HTML (WWW) and/or SGML (a
    standard markup language for electronic text manipulation and
    research) formats

Scattered Writings
  -- Lists Twain titles available from sites that do not specialize in
     Twain and generally have only a few Twain texts available (now
     includes a link to _1601_ which has just recently been put online)

Popular Culture
  -- Twain in film, TV, traditional and recent music, banning of Huck
      Finn, etc.

Sci-Fi TV
  -- Star Trek: The Next Generation and Babylon 5 episodes

Homes and Haunts
  -- Sites devoted to Twain's residences and experiences in Hartford,
     Hannibal, Elmira, Bermuda

Scholarly Studies
  -- Articles on Twain in _Nineteenth Century Literature_
  -- Short criticism (Tesla on Twain)
  -- University press books by and about Twain
  -- Info on the research collections in Hannibal and Florida

Syllabi and other Resources for Teachers
  -- One syllabus, the Readers' Theater edition of "The War
     Prayer", and B&R Samizdat Express e-texts on disk service

Mark Twain Forum E-Mail List
  -- General information, Taylor Roberts' page, and the Mailing List WWW

The initial results of my online survey about educational uses of
this web site might also be of interest.  Follow the survey link at
the top of the page and page down to the link to the results page.
Besides the "General Interest" use that I knew it was getting, there
are quite a few K-12 and college teachers and students using it in
the classroom and for research.  The comments describe some of the
classroom uses and research projects.

Jim Zwick