"An Ideal French Address" was an extract from A TRAMP ABROAD. It was
published in 1882 in the collection THE STOLEN WHITE ELEPHANT, ETC. within
the longer essay titled "Paris Notes" with a footnote signed M.T. that
stated "Crowded out of 'A Tramp Abroad' to make room for more vital
statistics." (p. 242-245, THE STOLEN WHITE ELEPHANT, ETC, Osgood and Co.,
1882). Thus, the citation of TOM SAWYER ABROAD which appeared in the 1910
edition of SPEECHES is an error.
On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 11:08 AM Clay Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> In "Mark Twain's Speeches" there is an item entitled "An Ideal French
> It claims that it is an extract from "Tom Sawyer Abroad," but does not
> appear to be.
> Does anybody know the date that Twain wrote or published "An Ideal French
> - B. Clay Shannon