Lloyd J Grant wrote:
> The public library here in Lakeland, Fl. is essentially supported by public
> donations and leaves a lot to be desired in terms of selection ( ie. there
> are less than ten books on the shelves with Mark Twains name on them). The
> saving grace is that there is an inter-library loan system in place; it is
> cumbersome, but works well if one has the patience to employ it. I am
> currently awaiting the arrival of " Letters From The Earth". I have not
> looked in the reference section to see if Mr. Rasmussens' tome is on hand.
> I guarantee that it will be on my "shopping list" on my next visit.
I often forget the public library since I buy so many books. If you do
buy books, the Rasmussen has been available for some time from Hamilton
Books at a very reasonable price. (There is a web site, probably,
Hamilton Books.com, but you have to order by mail.) You'll love this
one for the tons of information in a single place, and there are
synopses of every one of Twain's books, chapter-by-chapter which are
very useful in looking up things misplaced by a fuzzy memory.