"Mark Twain" in the Media Assignment
            Innocents Abroad (Dover)
            Roughing It (U.Cal.)
            Tales, Speeches, Essays and Sketches (Harper)
            The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (U.Cal.)
            Life on the Mississippi (Penguin)
            Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (U.Cal.)
            A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (U.Cal.)
            Pudd'nhead Wilson & Those Extraordinary Twins (Penguin)
            Following the Equator (Dover)



WEDNESDAY 8/26 — INTRODUCTION | PLAY MT's Memory Builder Game

MONDAY 8/31 — MEET IN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY
                          EXPLORE Marketing Twain   There are a lot of pages in this section of the MT archive. Feel free to look at all of them, but definitely study all the materials linked off the page entitled SUBSCRIPTION PUBLICATION.
                          And LOOK, at least quickly, at the Library's MT Papers Finding Aid -- see Internet Resources page for directions to that.

WEDNESDAY 9/2 — READ Innocents Abroad, Chaps. 1-32
                          EXPLORE PreTexts, Publicity & Selected Illustrations

MONDAY 9/7 — READ Innocents Abroad, Chaps. 33-46
                          EXPLORE Mapping the Text

WEDNESDAY 9/9 — READ Innocents Abroad, Chaps. 47-end
                          EXPLORE Reviews

MONDAY 9/14 — READ Roughing It, Chaps. 1-41
                          EXPLORE Mapping the West   This (still unfinished) section of the MT archive contains scores of texts and hundreds of pictures, comparing MT's treatment of "the West" with other contemporary representations. You don't have to read or view them all. But at least look at a good sampling of the words and images under the numbers 1, 6 and 9, the depictions of the buffalo, the Indians and the Chinese out west.

WEDNESDAY 9/16 — READ Roughing It, Chaps. 42-77
                          EXPLORE Reviews

MONDAY 9/21 — READ Roughing It, Chaps. 78-79
                          EXPLORE Lecture Tour Maps (just click through the maps of MT's 8 American tours) & The Savage Tour   Here you'll find texts of MT's lecture on the Sandwich Islands, and reviews of many of his performances; read at least Fatout's lecture text, and at least 15 reviews from MT's various tours — i.e. the western, midwestern, eastern and 1868-69 tours

WEDNESDAY 9/23 — READ Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Chaps. 1-24
                          EXPLORE PreTexts

MONDAY 9/28 — READ Tom Sawyer, Chaps. 25-end
                          EXPLORE Reviews, & American Nostalgia   You don't have to read every word of the material in this section, but take a look at all of it, and read at least a couple pieces from each of the 3 lists the links are divided into — i.e. the first set, then the "Centennial Celebration" set, and then the "Later Evocations" set.

WEDNESDAY 9/30 — READ Life on the Mississippi, Chaps. 1-17
                          EXPLORE SELECTED ILLUSTRATIONS

MONDAY 10/5 — READING DAY

WEDNESDAY 10/7 — READ Life on the Mississippi, Chaps. 18-47

MONDAY 10/12 — READ Life on the Mississippi, Chaps. 48-end

WEDNESDAY 10/14 — READ MT as After Dinner Speaker: "Toast: To Woman" (1882), "Toast: To Woman" (1868), "Whittier Birthday Dinner Speech," "Toast: The Babies" & "Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims"
                          MT's APOLOGY

MONDAY 10/19 — READ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chaps. 1-32
                          EXPLORE Sources & PreTexts

WEDNESDAY 10/21 — READ Huckleberry Finn, Chaps. 33-end  
                          EXPLORE Illustrations (in particular, read Kemble's essay "Illustrating Huckleberry Finn")
& Seeing Jim

MONDAY 10/26 — Huckleberry Finn
                          EXPLORE Reviews & Touring With Huck   Take a good look at least at the letters and reviews available on the "Hypertext Schedule," and read through the materials linked off the "Freeing Jim and the Freedman's Case" page.

WEDNESDAY 10/28 — READ A Connecticut Yankee, Chaps. 1-20
                          EXPLORE PreTexts & Camelot

MONDAY 11/2 — READ A Connecticut Yankee, Chaps. 21-end
                          EXPLORE Publicity, Technology & Reviews

WEDNESDAY 11/4 — READ Those Extraordinary Twins & "Carnival of Crime in Connecticut" (TSES)
                          EXPLORE Twain & Twins

MONDAY 11/9 — READ Pudd'nhead Wilson, Chaps. 1-19
                          EXPLORE PreTexts, Illustrations & Facsimile First Edition

WEDNESDAY 11/11 — READ Pudd'nhead Wilson, Chaps. 20-end
                          EXPLORE Publicity, Reviews & Imaging Slavery in MT's Books

MONDAY 11/16 — READ Following the Equator, Chaps. 1- 37
                          EXPLORE Equator Sales Spiel

WEDNESDAY 11/18 — READ Following the Equator, Chaps. 38 - end

MONDAY 11/23 — EXHIBIT PRESENTATIONS:
    MEET ON 2nd FLOOR, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY


WEDNESDAY 11/25 — THANKSGIVING BREAK

MONDAY 11/30 — READ "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," "Seventieth Birthday Dinner Speech" & "The War Prayer"

WEDNESDAY 12/2 — READ "To the Person Sitting in Darkness" & "Corn-Pone Opinions" (TSES); "The United States of Lyncherdom"

MONDAY 12/7 — SAM CLEMENS IS DEAD . . .   (Death Notices)
    ESPECIALLY AP REPORTS, LYING IN STATE, 28 OBITUARIES, EDITORIAL CARTOONS
                    . . . LONG LIVE MARK TWAIN



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