Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and Translations

Period of Performance

10/1/2012 - 9/30/2014

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$450,000.00 (approved)
$449,878.59 (awarded)

Mark Twain Project

FAIN: RQ-50685-12

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Robert H. Hirst (Project Director: December 2011 to March 2015)

The preparation for simultaneous print and online publication of Volume 3 of American author and humorist Mark Twain's Autobiography, online publication of his letters from 1881-83, and online publication of two novels previously issued as print editions. (24 months)

The Mark Twain Project proposes to complete Volume 3 of the Autobiography of Mark Twain, by far the largest and arguably the most important of the works Mark Twain left deliberately unpublished at his death in 1910. Volume 3 is the last volume in this title, and like Volumes 1 and 2 before it, will be published simultaneously in print and on the Project’s website, MTPO. (Volume 1 was published in November 2010 and has sold approximately half a million copies; Volume 2 is on schedule to be published in June 2013.) The three volumes together will comprise the first complete, accurate, annotated, and authorial text ever published of the Autobiography. The Project also proposes to add the complete text of its print editions of Tom Sawyer and Connecticut Yankee to MTPO, along with another three years of letters (through 1883). And it plans to make various necessary upgrades and improvements to the infrastructure of MTPO, such as converting from TEI P4 to TEI P5.

Associated Products

Mark Twain Project (Web Resource)
Title: Mark Twain Project
Author: Robert Hirst
Abstract: The Mark Twain Papers contain the voluminous private papers of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain). Before his death in 1910, Clemens passed these documents to his official biographer, Albert Bigelow Paine, who published sparingly from them until his death in 1937. Several successive editors served as literary executors for Clemens's estate and custodians of the Papers, which became part of The Bancroft Library in 1971.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://://