Mark Twain resource links

To aid classroom or home study using Real Reads books, here are some links to other websites which will help you to gain a greater understanding of Mark Twain and the world he lived in.

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The official website of Mark Twain’s estate.

The Victorian mansion of the Clemens family in Hartford, Connecticut, is a fascinating museum of the author’s life and era.

Hannibal, Missouri has preserved the Clemens and ‘Thatcher’ family homes, as well as other sites made immortal in Mark Twain’s books.

The Missouri Historical Society – search here for ‘Mark Twain’.

Search for ‘Underground Railroad’ for a list of historical sites connected with the secret escape routes and safe houses used by abolitionists to assist the liberated refugees.

The Missouri Caves Association site has photos of the actual Mark Twain Cave, just south of Hannibal, the childhood home of Sam Clemens, on which he based Tom’s St Petersburg.