Samuel Longhorne Clemens (1835-1910), known by the pen name Mark Twain, has been called “the father of American literature. ” In his day he was America’s most famous literary icon. A humorist, satirist, lecturer and novelist, Twain combined narrative wit and a strong sense of irony to create distinctive masterpieces based on American culture and language. His works drew upon his extensive travels and show a remarkable depth of human character and perception of individual experience. Twain’s writing provides a unique reflection of the American way of life in the latter part of the nineteenth century.

Mark Twain’s Manuscript Notes: Re-Created on a Journal Cover

Two themes Twain was known to explore in his works were those of slavery and identity. One such work was The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894). Twain’s writings, notes and sketches from a page from his original manuscript for The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson are depicted on our cover, seen on the right.

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Paperblanks’ Embellished Manuscripts Collection

To inspire the writer, these unique writing journals portray the work of some of the greatest writers, thinkers and artists of all time. These reproductions of excerpts from original manuscripts, letters, scores and drawings provide a glimpse into the creative process of figures such as William Shakespeare, Sigmund Freud and Vincent van Gogh.

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