Mark Twain's Book of Animals

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Notes

Introduction

1. “Extracts from Adam’s Diary, Translated from the Original MS,” in part 3.

2. Mark Twain’s Autobiography, ed. Albert Bigelow Paine, 2 vols. (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1924), 1:119.

3. Ibid.

4. Ibid.

5. Albert Bigelow Paine, Mark Twain: A Biography, 4 vols. (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1912), 1:36.

6. “Assassin,” in part 3. Here Twain claims that this childhood experience made him abhor the idea of killing animals for sport ever after.

7. “With a Flash and a Whiz,” in part 2.

8. “Man’s Place in the Animal World,” in part 3.

9. William Dean Howells, My Mark Twain: Reminiscences and Criticisms (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1910), 43.

10. “Huck Kills a Bird,” in part 3.

11. “Hunting the Deceitful Turkey,” in part 3.

12. Katherine C. Grier, Pets in America: A History (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006), 148. Grier notes that “The metaphor of the hunt was still in common use throughout the 1800s to represent the economic activity of middle-class men.” See also Grier, “Material Culture as Rhetoric: Animal Artifacts as a Case Study,” in American Material Culture: The Shape of a Field, ed. J. Ritchie Garrison and Ann Smart Martin (New York: Norton, 1997), 65–104.

13. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (hereafter, SLC) to Charles L. Webster, 10 July 1884, Vassar College Library; photocopy in the Mark Twain Papers, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley (hereafter, MTP).

14. Clara Clemens, “My Father,” The Mentor, May 1924, 23.

15. SLC, autobiographical dictation of 8 October 1906, MTP.

16. Susy Clemens quoted in Paine, Mark Twain: A Biography, 2:684.

17. Joseph H. Twichell, untitled [recollections of Mark Twain], in Public Meeting Under the Auspices of the American Academy and the National Institute of Arts and Letters Held at Carnegie Hall, New York, November 30, 1910 in Memory of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) (New York: The De Vinne Press, 1922), 49.

18. Susy Clemens quoted in Paine, Mark Twain’s Autobiography, 2:82.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii-a
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part One- 1850s and 1860s 35
  • Part Two- 1870s and 1880s 57
  • Part Three- 1890s-1910 97
  • Afterword 257
  • Note on the Texts 281
  • Notes 291
  • Acknowledgments 315
  • Index 317
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