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Newspaper Articles by Mark Twain
Readings of his newspaper columns written between 1853 and 1881

LibriVox recording of newspaper articles by Mark Twain, read in English by John Greenman.

This is a collection of newspaper articles written by Samuel Clemens, for various newspapers, between 1862 and 1881. After Feb 3rd 1863, he began using the pen name Mark Twain. It also contains works printed in the Muscatine Journal, the Keokuk Daily Post, the New York Sunday Mercury, the Golden Era, the Californian, The Daily Dramatic Chronicle, San Francisco Bulletin, the New York Herald and travel letters originally printed in the Chicago Daily tribune. The earliest articles first appeared in 1853.

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  1. Territorial Enterprise, October 1862 (14.4Mb)
  2. Territorial Enterprise, Nov-Dec 1862 (31.8Mb)
  3. Territorial Enterprise, January 1863 (20.8Mb)
  4. Territorial Enterprise, Feb 1863 (51.8Mb)
  5. Territorial Enterprise, March 1863 (15.3Mb)
  6. Territorial Enterprise, April 1863 (11.2Mb)
  7. Territorial Enterprise, May-June 1863 (15.8Mb)
  8. Territorial Enterprise, Aug 1863 (28.6Mb)
  9. Territorial Enterprise, Sept 1863 (13.4Mb)
  10. Territorial Enterprise October 1863 (17.9Mb)
  11. Territorial Enterprise Nov 1863 (18.5Mb)
  12. Territorial Enterprise Dec 1863 (57.8Mb)
  13. Territorial Enterprise, Jan 1864 (38.3Mb)
  14. Territorial Enterprise, Feb 1864, part 1 (24.4Mb)
  15. Territorial Enterprise, Feb 1864, part 2 (28.8Mb)
  16. Territorial Enterprise, Feb 1864, part 3 (22.1Mb)
  17. Territorial Enterprise, Apr 1864 (17.1Mb)
  18. Territorial Enterprise, May 1864 (23.3Mb)
  19. Territorial Enterprise, June 1864 (5.8Mb)
  20. Territorial Enterprise, June, July, Oct 1865 (22.7Mb)
  21. Territorial Enterprise, Nov 1865 part 1 (7.3Mb)
  22. The San Francisco Daily Call, July 31 1864 (3.8Mb)
  23. Territorial Enterprise, Nov 1865, part 2 (11.9Mb)
  24. Territorial Enterprise, Dec 1865 (54.5Mb)
  25. Territorial Enterprise, Jan 1866 (56.9Mb)
  26. Territorial Enterprise, Feb 1866, Part 1 (44.1Mb)
  27. Territorial Enterprise, Feb 1866, Part 2 (34.5Mb)
  28. Territorial Enterprise, Oct. & Nov 1866 (7.4Mb)
  29. Territorial Enterprise Dec 1867 (11.6Mb)
  30. Territorial Enterprise, Jan 1868 (31.7Mb)
  31. Territorial Enterprise, Feb 1868 (37.6Mb)
  32. Territorial Enterprise, March 1868 (50.1Mb)
  33. Territorial Enterprise, April 1868 (16.7Mb)
  34. The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, June 1864 (18Mb)
  35. The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, July 1864, part 1 (45.3Mb)
  36. The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, July 1864, part 2 (48.1Mb)
  37. The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, Aug 1864, part 1 (63.5Mb)
  38. The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, Aug 1864, part 2 (37.3Mb)
  39. The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, Aug 1864, part 3 (36.5Mb)
  40. The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, Sept 1864 part 1 (38.6Mb)
  41. The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, Sept 1864 part 2 (22.3Mb)
  42. The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, Sept 1864 part 3 (19Mb)
  43. -The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, Sept 1864 part 4 (15.4Mb)
  44. The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, Sept 1864 part 5 (18.7Mb)
  45. The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, Sept 1864 part 6 (16.8Mb)
  46. The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, Sept-Oct 1864 (19.1Mb)
  47. The Sacramento Daily Union, April 1864 part 1 (21.2Mb)
  48. The Sacramento Daily Union, April 1866, part 2 (28.5Mb)
  49. The Sacramento Daily Union, April 1866 part 3 (47.9Mb)
  50. The Sacramento Daily Union, May 1866 part 1 (18Mb)
  51. -The Sacramento Daily Union, May 1866 part 2 (17.1Mb)
  52. The Sacramento Daily Union, May 1866 part 3 (29.6Mb)
  53. The Sacramento Daily Union, June 1866 part 1 (13.9Mb)
  54. The Sacramento Daily Union, June 1866 part 2 (14.6Mb)
  55. The Sacramento Daily Union, July 1866 part 1 (22.7Mb)
  56. The Sacramento Daily Union, July 1866 part 2 (38.6Mb)
  57. The Sacramento Daily Union, July 1866 part3 (26Mb)
  58. The Sacramento Daily Union, Aug 1866 part 1 (26.2Mb)
  59. The Sacramento Daily Union, Aug 1866 part 2 (23Mb)
  60. The Sacramento Daily Union, Aug 1866, part 3 (22.1Mb)
  61. The Sacramento Daily Union, Aug 1866, part 4 (14.2Mb)
  62. The Sacramento Daily Union, Sept 1866, part 1 (19.8Mb)
  63. The Sacramento Daily Union, Sept 1866, part 2 (22.8Mb)
  64. The Sacramento Daily Union, Set 1866, part 3 (32.5Mb)
  65. The Sacramento Daily Union, Oct 25 1866 (23.5Mb)
  66. The Sacramento Daily Union, Nov 16 1866 (14.2Mb)
  67. The Daily Hawaiian Herald, September & October 1866 (18.3Mb)
  68. Daily Hawaiian Herald, Nov-Dec 1866 (13Mb)
  69. Alta California, December 1866 (9.1Mb)
  70. Alta California, January 1867 (14.3Mb)
  71. Alta California, February 1867 (22.6Mb)
  72. Alta Claifornia, March 1867, part 1 (19.6Mb)
  73. Alta California, March 1867, part 2 (20.5Mb)
  74. Alta California, March 1867 part 3 (16.1Mb)
  75. Alta California, March 1867 part 4 (20.6Mb)
  76. Alta California, March 1867, part 5 (14.8Mb)
  77. Alta California March 1867, part 6 (17.6Mb)
  78. Alta California, April 9 1867 (18.1Mb)
  79. Alta California, May 1867 (43.7Mb)
  80. Alta California, June 1867, part 1 (15Mb)
  81. Alta California , June 1867 part 2 (12.4Mb)
  82. Alta California, June 1867 part 3 (21.6Mb)
  83. Alta California, June 1867 part 4 (18.9Mb)
  84. Alta California, June 1867, part 5 (16Mb)
  85. Alta California, July 7 1867 (21.9Mb)
  86. Alta California, July 14 1867 (19.4Mb)
  87. Alta California, July 21 1867 (20Mb)
  88. Alta California, July 28 1867 (20.1Mb)
  89. Alta California, August 4 1867 (16.2Mb)
  90. Alta California, August 11 1867 (18.6Mb)
  91. Alta California, August 18 1867 (16.6Mb)
  92. Alta California, January 8 1868 (10.1Mb)
  93. Alta California, January 15 1868 (10.9Mb)
  94. Alta California, January 21 1868 (12.4Mb)
  95. Alta California, January 28 1868 (12.5Mb)
  96. Alta California, February 5 1868 (10.8Mb)
  97. Alta California, February 11 1868 (13Mb)
  98. Alta California, February 14 1868 (15.4Mb)
  99. Alta California, February 19, 1968 (11.8Mb)
  100. Alta California, March 3 1868 (12.2Mb)
  101. Alta California, September 6 1868 (20.5Mb)
  102. Alta California, November 15 1868 (25.1Mb)
  103. Alta California, November 22 1868 (17.6Mb)
  104. Alta California, July 25 1869 (18.9Mb)
  105. Alta California, August 1 1869 (21.1Mb)
  106. The Chicago Republican, February 8 1868 (18.2Mb)
  107. The Chicago Republican, February 19 1868 (18Mb)
  108. The Chicago Republican, March 1 1868 (21.3Mb)
  109. The Chicago Republican, May 19 1868 (16.1Mb)
  110. The Chicago Republican, May 31 1868 (18.2Mb)
  111. The Chicago Republican, August 23 1868 (21.4Mb)
  112. The Galaxy, May 1870 (3.8Mb)
  113. The Galaxy, June 1870 (13.8Mb)
  114. The Galaxy, July 1870 (18.8Mb)
  115. The Galaxy, August 1870 (7.6Mb)
  116. The Galaxy, September 1870 (18.4Mb)
  117. The Galaxy, October 1870, part 1 (21.4Mb)
  118. The Galaxy, October 1870, part 2 (12.7Mb)
  119. The Galaxy, October 1870, part 3 (7.1Mb)
  120. The Galaxy, November 1870, part 1 (21.4Mb)
  121. The Galaxy, November 1870, part 2 (17Mb)
  122. The Galaxy, November 1870, part 3 (8.2Mb)
  123. The Galaxy, December 1870, part 1 (12.4Mb)
  124. The Galaxy December 1870, part 2 (13.2Mb)
  125. The Galaxy, December 1870, part 3 (16.1Mb)
  126. The Galaxy, January 1871 (16.4Mb)
  127. The Galaxy, February 1871, part 1 (21.9Mb)
  128. The Galaxy February 1871, part 2 (30.4Mb)
  129. The Galaxy, April 1871 (16.6Mb)
  130. The Galaxy, August 1871 (9.6Mb)
  131. The City of Philadelphia; Ole Bull (4.4Mb)
  132. The Weather; Fire and Loss of Life; Christman Reparations (6Mb)
  133. Mortuary Poetry; Other Local News (3.9Mb)
  134. Washington Correspondence (8.3Mb)
  135. A Church Sermon; Policemen; Thespian Society (5.5Mb)
  136. Local News; Chlo Ann Harris; New Mexico Indian uprising (6.9Mb)
  137. The Death of Deputy Marshal Benjamin F. Brand (2.3Mb)
  138. James Reilly; the O'Blennis murder case; Jameison, the tragedian (3.8Mb)
  139. A Shakespeare Play (10.6Mb)
  140. Snodgrass Rides on the Railroad (10.1Mb)
  141. Snodgrass in a Adventure (9.5Mb)
  142. Doings in Nevada (11Mb)
  143. Those Blasted Children (14.1Mb)
  144. The Winner of the Medal (9Mb)
  145. A Curtain Lecture Concerning Skating (5.4Mb)
  146. Barbarous (6.3Mb)
  147. Female Suffrage (7.5Mb)
  148. Official Physic (6.7Mb)
  149. A Reminiscence of Artemus Ward (7.8Mb)
  150. Jim Wolf and the Tom-Cats (5.5Mb)
  151. How to Cure a Cold (11.4Mb)
  152. Mark Twain - More of Him - All About fashion (2.6Mb)
  153. The Lick House Ball (13.3Mb)
  154. The Great Prize Fight (14.7Mb)
  155. Stories for Good Little Boys and Girls [attributed] (6.2Mb)
  156. The Evidence in the Case of Smith vs Jones (13.5Mb)
  157. Early Rising, As Regards Excursions to the Cliff House (13.3Mb)
  158. Smith Brown Jones (8.1Mb)
  159. Smith Brown Jones (9.7Mb)
  160. Smith Brown Jones (10.4Mb)
  161. Miseries of Washoe Men (1.6Mb)
  162. On California Critics (2.8Mb)
  163. A San Francisco Millionaire (2.3Mb)
  164. The New Wildcat Religion (3.8Mb)
  165. More Spiritual Investigations (6.4Mb)
  166. On Boot-blacks (2Mb)
  167. Reflections on the Sabbath (4.6Mb)
  168. A Notable Conundrum (7.1Mb)
  169. Concerning the Answer to That Conundrum (11.3Mb)
  170. Still Further Concerning That Conundrum (9.3Mb)
  171. Whereas (12.4Mb)
  172. A Touching Story of George Washington's Boyhood (10.1Mb)
  173. Daniel in the Lion's Den; Out Again All Right (15.2Mb)
  174. The Killing of Julius Caesar "Localized" (11.9Mb)
  175. A Full and Reliable Account of the Extraordinary Meteoric Shower of Last Saturday Night (14.5Mb)
  176. Lucretia Smith's Soldier (11.9Mb)
  177. An Unbiased Criticism (15.9Mb)
  178. Important Correspondence (18.5Mb)
  179. Further of Mr. Mark Twain's Important Correspondence (7.6Mb)
  180. How I Went to the Great Race Between Lodi and Norfolk (8.1Mb)
  181. A Voice for Setchell [review of actor Dan Setchell] (3.3Mb)
  182. Discarded Lover; Arabella; Persecuted Unfortunate (8.5Mb)
  183. Amateur Serenader; St. Clair Higgins; Arithmeticus (10.6Mb)
  184. Moral Statistician; Simon Wheeler; Inquirer (16.4Mb)
  185. True Son of the Union; Socrates Murphy; Arithmeticus (17Mb)
  186. Young Actor; Mary; Anxiety (17.8Mb)
  187. Inquirer; Student of Etiquette; Mary (27.1Mb)
  188. The Facts (17Mb)
  189. Real Estate versus Imaginary Possessions; My Ranch (4.9Mb)
  190. The Launch of the Steamer "Capital"; The Entertaining History of the Scriptural Panoramist (11.1Mb)
  191. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (13.6Mb)
  192. The Christmas Fireside (7.7Mb)
  193. Enigma (2.5Mb)
  194. A Complaint About Correspondents (9.6Mb)
  195. On Linden, etc. (2.9Mb)
  196. A Strange Dream (13.5Mb)
  197. The Moral Phenomenon (2.3Mb)
  198. Origin of Illustrious Men (2.5Mb)
  199. Mark Twain On Chambermaids (4.5Mb)
  200. The Wickedness of the Police (2.3Mb)
  201. Immoral (1Mb)
  202. Enthusiastic Eloquence (1.8Mb)
  203. Earthquake Almanac (3.8Mb)
  204. What's the Matter?; Immoral Little "Call!" (4.2Mb)
  205. Attention, Fitz Smythe!; Another Nabob; Hushed Up (2.5Mb)
  206. Savage Little "Call" (1.1Mb)
  207. Feminine Wiles; The Documents; P. R. Intelligence (4.8Mb)
  208. Lisle Lester on Her Travels; The "Alta" in Luck (2.9Mb)
  209. Oh, Fitz Smythe!; Amusements: The Olympic (2.9Mb)
  210. The Sagacity of the Creature!; More California Notables Gone; Magnificent Suit (3.6Mb)
  211. "Chrystal" on Theology (2.1Mb)
  212. Vengeance! (1Mb)
  213. Oh, You Robinson! (1.6Mb)
  214. A Word from Lisle Lester; Vive La Humbug!; Explanation (6.1Mb)
  215. "Surplusage" (1Mb)
  216. High Toned; Who Got It?; Offensive Personalities (4.4Mb)
  217. Cheerful Magnificence; Cowardly Little "Call" (2.6Mb)
  218. In Ecstasies (1.6Mb)
  219. At It Again (1.4Mb)
  220. Ye Ancient Mystery (3.8Mb)
  221. Ambiguous; Improving; No Verdict (5.9Mb)
  222. Bad Precedent; Misapplied Piety (2Mb)
  223. The Goblin Again! (1.1Mb)
  224. Extraordinary; Disgusting (1.7Mb)
  225. Thrilling Original Tale (1.9Mb)
  226. The Whangdoodle Mourneth; Prize Fight; Back to Us Again (4.7Mb)
  227. Copyright Infringed; Oh, My! (2.1Mb)
  228. Say There, Now! (0.9Mb)
  229. Too Terse; Shame!; Bribery! Corruption! (2.4Mb)
  230. How Is That? (2.1Mb)
  231. Correction (1.3Mb)
  232. Delightful Romance; Self Advertising (5.6Mb)
  233. A Shameful Outrage; Oppressed; Still Another Opera House Row (5.4Mb)
  234. Literary Outrage; The Maguire Case; The Lord Look Down! (2.2Mb)
  235. Big "City Item" (1Mb)
  236. A General Apology; Inexpensive Happiness; Fie, "K. V - V.," Fie! (9.4Mb)
  237. Our Active Police; The Maguire Case (2.3Mb)
  238. To Smokers; Podsnappian (2.9Mb)
  239. Come Now, No Poaching; That Bible Again; Non Sequitur (2.4Mb)
  240. Charming Romance (2.9Mb)
  241. "Silence that Dreadful Bell!" (2.2Mb)
  242. Death of Judge Shepheard; His Successor (2.6Mb)
  243. How Dare You? (1.8Mb)
  244. A Kindly Suggestion; Well! Well!; A Little Behindhand (7.3Mb)
  245. Flowers of Imagination; It's Come at Last; What Does He Mean? (6.4Mb)
  246. Conundrums for Little Christians (1.6Mb)
  247. A Brilliant Paper; Christmas Day (3.8Mb)
  248. Our New Judge; Getting Conservative; On the Side of the Lord (6.2Mb)
  249. Story for Good Old Girls; Very Small; About Parties (5.8Mb)
  250. What's the Matter?; Brightening Up; The Dark Side (7.1Mb)
  251. None of That; Sad, Distressing, Heart-Rending!; Enterprising (8.6Mb)
  252. Alas, and Alas!; Rather Small; Lucky Outcropper (4.6Mb)
  253. Too "Minute"; Characteristically Elegant; Thunder and Earthquakes (5Mb)
  254. More Than a Match (1Mb)
  255. False to Thee! (1.4Mb)
  256. Another Critical Opinion; Indignant Editor (2.6Mb)
  257. Come Forward, Mark! (0.9Mb)
  258. Biographical (1.2Mb)
  259. Spiritual (0.7Mb)
  260. Ghostly (0.8Mb)
  261. Not True (0.8Mb)
  262. Not Statistical (1.1Mb)
  263. The Name "Mark Twain" (1.3Mb)
  264. After Him; Not So (1.3Mb)
  265. Advice (0.7Mb)
  266. Important (1Mb)
  267. Bare-Faced Theft (0.9Mb)
  268. A Bad Name (1.1Mb)
  269. Not So (1Mb)
  270. For the Islands (0.9Mb)
  271. Very Shocking (1.4Mb)
  272. Sacramento; Marysville; Grass Valley (10.5Mb)
  273. To Red Dog and Back; A Memento of Speculation; An Aristocratic Turn-Out (12Mb)
  274. San Jose; California Silk Production; Mystified by a Telegraphic Despatch (11.3Mb)
  275. Dickens; Congress and the Theatres; Homes for Congressmen (10.9Mb)
  276. The Cabinet Question Seriously Considered; Mr. Harlan and Governor Dennison; $12,000 for Subpoenaing Witnesses (12.3Mb)
  277. Unabated Interest in the Johnson; Grant Quarrel; Who are the Roaring Lions? (9.5Mb)
  278. Mark Twain at Aix-Les-Bain (32.2Mb)
  279. Mark Twain At Bayreuth (32.6Mb)
  280. Playing the Courier (30.6Mb)
  281. An Austrian Health Factory (28.4Mb)
  282. The Cradle of Liberty (24.1Mb)
  283. The Chicago of Europe (31.5Mb)

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