Course Instructor Days Times Room
ENGL4721 MARRS, CODY MWF 2 :30 PM 0250


Although Mark Twain is most well known for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), he had a long and prolific career. This course explores the full range of Twain’s fiction and non-fiction, examining him as rich and complex writer. We will examine how his style and ideas evolve from 1869 to 1910, and we will consider how his works reflect on a wide variety of questions about language, history, and human nature.


No exams. Students will write three essays about Twain's works.


Twain, Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, and Essays, Volumes 1 and 2 (Library of America)

Twain, Historical Romances (Library of America)

Twain, Huckleberry Finn (University of California Press)

Twain, The Innocents Abroad (Library of America)

Twain, The Mysterious Stranger (University of California Press)

Twain, Letters from the Earth (Perennial Classics)