Mark Twain had a lifelong habit of writing in the margins of the books he read – and it didn’t always matter whether the book actually belonged to him. He commented acerbically on the authors and their work and made other, longer comments that tell us a lot about the man and the thoughts that led to his most famous writings. His marginalia have been called his “conversation” with the books he was reading.
Presented by Mallory Howard, Assistant Curator of The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford. The mission of The Mark Twain House & Museum is to foster an appreciation of the legacy of Mark Twain as one of our nation’s defining cultural figures, and to demonstrate the continuing relevance of his work, life and times.