Tue, 14 Dec 1993 18:55:37 -0500
Hi, Twain lovers! I've just joined this list and feel that I should
introduce myself. I have no pretensions about scholarship--I am merely
an avid reader. I read everything, even the TV guide and the Sudbury
Star (local joke), but I find that some old favourites never fail me.
Dickens and Twain are among these favourites, not to mention Conrad
It was my pleasure, from 1966-68, to read Twain in the reading room of
the British Museum. The edition I read every day was an autographed
deluxe edition. The BM shelved this edition with the regular collection.
The set was not in the rare book room. I guess the brits considered
Twain to be an upstart American writer with no lasting appeal.
SLC still appeals to me. Huck Finn, Pudd'nhead Wilson--who can name
I look forward to learning from you all.