"The Mark Twain Project editors handle the dramatic exigencies of 1869 with their accustomed deftness and transparency. Their 'plain text' transcriptions offer a reader the feeling of an immediate encounter with Clemens's letters, and the accompanying annotative and supplementary materials--facsimiles, photographs, genealogical charts--provide a wealth of information and texture."--Jeffrey Steinbrink, "American Literature
Victor Fischer and Michael B. Frank are editors and Dahlia Armon is a former editor with the Mark Twain Project at The Bancroft Library.
Acknowledgments Introduction Editorial Signs LETTERS: 1869 Appendix A: Genealogies of the Clemens and Langdon Families Appendix B: Enclosures with the Letters Appendix C: Calendar of Courtship Letters, I868-1870 Appendix D: Lecture Schedule, 1868-1870 Appendix E: Advertising Circulars Appendix F: Photographs and Manuscript Facsimiles Guide to Editorial Practice Textual Commentaries References Index