Author:Mark Twain/Authorized Edition

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Authorized Edition
This page summarizes the contents of the green covered "Authorized edition The Complete Works of Mark Twain" produced by Harper and Brothers roughly during the 1920s. Copyright notices shown, are as they appear on the verso of each volume, where there is no indication to show the extent to which each of these apply.


Volume I, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Volume II, The Innocents Abroad
Volume III, Pudd'nhead Wilson
Copyright, 1893-1894 by the Century Company in the Century Magazine; 1894 and 1899 by Olivia L. Clemens; 1922 by the Mark Twain Co.
Volume IV, The American Claimant
Copyright, 1892 by Samuel L. Clemens; 1892 by Charles L. Webster & Co.; 1893 buy Samuel L. Clemens; 1896 and 1899 by Harper & Brothers; 1917 by Mark Twain Company; 1924 by Clara Gabrilowitsch
Volume V, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Copyright, 1889 and 1899 by Samuel L. Clemens; 1917 by Clara Gabrilowitsch
Volume VI, Roughing It
Copyright, (for volume 1) 1871 and 1899 by The American Publishing Company; 1899 by Samuel L. Clemens; 1913 by Clara Gabrilowitsch. No separate copyrights are given for volume 2.
This work was originally in two volumes. This edition includes both volumes in one, but retains separate chapter numbers and pagination for each volume.
Volume VII, Life on the Mississippi
Copyright, 1874 and 1875 by H. O. Houghton & Company; 1883, 1899 and 1903 by Samuel L. Clemens; 1911 and 1917 by Clara Gabrilowitsch.
Volume VIII, The Mysterious Stranger
Copyright, 1922 by Mark Twain Company
Volume IX, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Copyright, 1884 by Samuel L. Clemens; 1896 and 1899 by Harper & Brothers; 1912 by Clara Gabrilowitsch; 1918 by The Mark Twain Company
Volume X, The Gilded Age
Copyright, (for Volume I) 1873 and 1899 by Samuel L. Clemens and Charles D. Warner; 1901 by Samuel L. Clemens and Susan Lee Warner; 1915 by Clara Gabrilowitsch and Susan Lee Warner. No separate copyrights are given for volume 2.
This work was originally in two volumes. This edition includes both volumes in one, but retains separate chapter numbers and pagination for each volume.
Volume XI, A Tramp Abroad
Copyright, (for Volume 1) 1879, 1899 and 1907 by Samuel L. Clemens; 1921 by the Mark Twain Company. No separate copyrights are given for volume 2.
This work was originally in two volumes. This edition includes both volumes in one, but retains separate chapter numbers and pagination for each volume.
Volume XII, What Is Man?
Copyright, 1917 by Mark Twain Company.
Volume XIII, Following the Equator
Copyright, (for volume 1) 1897 and 1899 by Olivia L. Clemens; 1925 by Clara Gabrilowitsch; (for volume 2) 1897 and 1899 by Olivia L. Clemens.
This work was originally in two volumes. This edition includes both volumes in one, but retains separate chapter numbers and pagination for each volume.
Volume XIV, Tom Sawyer Abroad
Copyright, 1878 by Slote, Woodman & Co.; 1882, 1894, 1906 and 1910 bu Samuel L. Clemens; 1896 by Harper & Brothers; 1917 by Mark Twain Company.
Volume XV, The Man That Corrupted Harleyburg
Copyright, 1898, 1899 and 1901 by The Century Company; 1893 by J. Brisben Walker; 1899, 1901 and 1902 by Harper & Brothers; 1898 and 1899 by The Forum Publishing Company; 1899 by The S. S. McClure Company; 1893 by Underhill & Nichols; 1901 by Irving S. Underhill; 1899 by Samuel L. Clemens; 1903 by The American Publishing Company; 1900 by Olivia L. Clemens; 1928 by Clara Gabrilowitsch.
Volume XVI, In Defense of Harriet Shelly (Literary Essays)
Copyright, 1897, 1898 and 1899 by Harper & Brothers; 1892 by C. L. Webster & Co.; 1898 by The Century Co.; 1898 by The Cosmopolitan; 1899 by Samuel E. Moffett; 1918 by The Mark Twain Company; 1925 by Clara Gabrilowitsch.
Volume XVII, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
Copyright, (Volume 1) 1896 and 1899 by Harper & Brothers; 1924 by Clara Gabrilowitsch; (Volume 2) 1898 and 1899 by Harper & Brothers; 1924 by Clara Gabrilowitsch.
This is three Books in two volumes bound as one, the middle book being divided between the two volumes. The separate pagination of each volume is retained.
Volume XVIII, The $30,000 Bequest
Copyright, 1872, 1874, 1902, 1904, 1905 and 1906 by Harpper & Brothers; 1880 and 1884 by Houghton, Mifflin & Co.; 1902 by The North American Review Publishing Co.; 1903 by Samuel L. Clemens; 1917 by Mark Twain Company.
Volume XIX, Sketches New and Old
Copyright, 1875 by Samuel L, Clemens; 1899 and 1903 by Samuel L. Clemens; 1917 by Clara Gabrilowitsch
Volume XX, Europe and Elsewhere
Copyright 1923 by The Mark Twain Company.
The Table of Contents for this volume attaches chapter numbers to the various items included, even though they are not generally related to each other.
Volume XXI, The Prince and the Pauper
Copyright 1881, 1899 and 1909 by Samuel L. Clemens
Volume XXII, Mark Twain's Notebook
Copyright 1935 by The Mark Twain Company
The contents of this volume were mostly published posthumously, but are listed for the sake of completeness. The list, however, is not presented as a set of links since most of the material is likely still protected by copyrights. Much of Twain's work in this volume is embedded in commentary by his biographer Albert Bigelow Paine. The copyright "on comments" was renewed (R306152) in 1962 by the Cleveland Trust Co. on behalf of Louise Paine Moore.
  • Foreword
  • The River and the Mines
  • The Sandwich Islands
  • Honolulu
  • Honolulu to San Francisco
  • A Grim Voyage to New York
  • Beginning a Literary Epoch
  • Athens, Constantinople, Ephesus
  • Syria and the Holy Land
  • Supplementary Holy Land Notes
  • Egypt and Home
  • Notes, San Francisco to New York
  • A Trip to Bermuda
  • Notes, Literary and Otherwise
  • Notes for a New Book
  • America Again
  • Mississippi River, 1882
  • Notes, 1883
  • The Grant Book
  • Turbulent Years
  • Writing "The Yankee"
  • European Residence
  • The Way to the Coast
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Ceylon and India
  • Leaving India
  • In South Africa
  • England
  • Susy
  • London Days
  • On the Continent
  • In Vienna
  • England Agtain
  • Back in America
  • Italy Again
  • Closing Years
  • Index
Volume XXIII, Christian Science
Copyright, 1899 by Cosmopolitan Publishng Co.; 1902 and 1903 by The North American Review Publishing Co.; 1907 by Harper & Brothers.
Volume XXIV, Mark Twain's Speeches
Copyright 1923 by Mark Twain Company