Mark Twain’s Humor

Definitions of Humor
Glossary that includes definition of different types of humor, as well as links to examples of each type.

Mark Twain On Stage
Commentary about Twain’s speaking, and links to listen to his speeches.

Review of Book about Mark Twain’s Humor
Book review of Don Florence’s Persona and Humor in Mark Twain's Early Writings.

Humor in Literature
Article by the Library of Southern Literature.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens
UVA site on Mark Twain.

The Legend of Mark Twain
From The Mark Twain Forum, information on the author and his style.

Mark Twain
Activities from PBS, including some about humor

Twain and Rogers – American Originals
Provides an activity dealing with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Tall Tale and Dark Sides
Illustrates the two sides of Mark Twain.

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