Mon, 12 Jul 1993 14:39:53 -0700
The following is excerpted from a pamphlet on behalf of someone without
e-mail. Other members of the MT Circle of America might have received
this information via snail-mail.
Mark Twain Published Electronically
The writings of Mark Twain on disk
Quick easy referencing at the touch of a key!
These electronic files are reproductions of the Author's National
Edition of the writings of Mark Twain. In addition to the complete text
of the books, each disk contains scanned illustrations from the original
text and a specially created topical/subject index not in the original
Combined with the search capabilities of a word processor, this
electronic text allows immediate access to any phrase, passage, or
subject in the complete book! Researchers no longer need hunt for that
forgotten passage manually! In addition, complete text can be extracted
for inclusion in research papers immediately.
Besides the obvious research benefits, electronic text can be
converted to plain ASCII files and sent to a speech synthesizer. Thus,
the disk can become a "talking book" for the visually impaired. Another
benefit of electronic text is found in those word processors that allow
comments to be placed in the text. Scholars can insert into the text
non-printing comments to aid in lectures and research.
About Jerry's Books
Jerry O'Brien has been a fan and student of Mark Twain for many
years. He has performed one-man shows of "An Evening with Mark Twain"
in Iowa. During his research for these shows, he felt that some very
good quotes of Mark Twain were missing from reference material available
at the time. Therefore, as a long term project Mr. O'Brien began
entering Mark Twain texts into a personal computer. By doing this,
passages and phrases of Mark Twain material could be located and
Because of his love for Mark Twain and his desire to share Mark
Twain's material with others, Mr. O'Brien asked for permission from the
Mark Twain Foundation to electronically publish selected works of Mark
Twain. And, that is how Jerry's Books came to be.
_Roughing It_ (volume 1) and _Huckleberry Finn_ are available now
at $6.95 each. Specify high density (1.44 meg) or double density (720
K) 3.5" disks. WordPerfect 5.1 format will be shipped unless DOS text
format is requested. DOS text will not include all the formatting codes
as the WP 5.1 version. _Huck Finn_ is also available as a laser hard
copy at $26.95 each (also includes disk). Shipping charges: $1.50 per
order (disks) or $3.00 per order (disk and book).
Paine's Biography of Mark Twain and _Roughing It_ (volume 2), are
currently in progress. If you want to be notified when future volumes
of Twain's writings become available on disk, please indicate that you
would like to be placed on a mailing list. We will notify you when
additional books are available. In addition, if there is a book of Mark
Twain's that you would like to see placed on disk, please write us and
let us know your preference.
451 Hillside Drive
Hurley, New York 12443