More than Books…

Sample list of Twain related items held by the Chappaqua Library.


Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court [DVD]: 1952 musical version of Mark Twain’s humorous novel about a turn-of-the-century blacksmith who is knocked unconscious and awakens in sixth-century Camelot

Dangerous Intimacy [DVD]: The untold story of Mark Twain’s final years.

History of the Mississippi River [DVD]: The legends, legacy & lore. 2005

Mark Twain [DVD]: Directed by Ken Burns

Mark Twain Tonight! with Hal Holbrook [DVD]:  Masterful tour de force which captures the timelessness of Twain’s stinging commentary

The Adventures of Huck Finn [DVD]: 1993 Walt Disney Pictures

The Adventures of Mark Twain [DVD]: Warner Bros. Pictures; screenplay by Alan Lemay, directed by Irving Rapper.

The Prince and the Pauper [DVD]: Classic 1937 film with Errol Flynn and Claude Rains

The Prince and the Pauper [DVD]: Walt Disney Cartoon of Twain’s story, starring Mickey Mouse.

Tom Sawyer [DVD]: 1973 musical adaptation with Johnny Whitaker, Jodie Foster and Celeste Holm


American Dreamer [CD]: Songs of Stephen Foster

American Visions [CD]: Contains Mississippi Suite by Ferde Grofe,  The Housatonic at Stockbridge by Charles Ives,  and Mark Twain: Portrait for Orchestra by Jerome Kern.

Appalachian Journey [CD]: Contains arrangements of music composed by Stephen Foster which was popular during Mark Twain’s lifetime.

Big River [CD]: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : original Broadway cast recording with music and lyrics by Roger Miller ; book by William Hauptman ; adapted from the novel by Mark Twain.

Halley’s Comet [CD]: Around the piano with Mark Twain and John Davis

Show Boat [CD]: Music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, based on the novel by Edna Ferber about people living and working on a Mississippi River boat: themes close to Twain’s heart.

Spirituals in Concert [CD]: Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman, chorus and orchestra. Mark Twain, whose father owned slaves, remembered this music from his childhood.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [CD] : Music from the original motion picture.

The Adventures of Mark Twain [CD] / Max Steiner:  From The Adventures of Mark Twain (Motion picture : 1944)


Mark Twain Writings

Ask our reference librarians to help you locate these titles.

  • (1867) Advice for Little Girls (fiction)
  • (1867) The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (fiction)
  • (1868) General Washington’s Negro Body-Servant (fiction)
  • (1868) My Late Senatorial Secretaryship (fiction)
  • (1869) The Innocents Abroad (non-fiction travel)
  • (1870-71) Memoranda (monthly column for The Galaxy magazine)
  • (1871) Mark Twain’s (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance (fiction)
  • (1872) Roughing It (non-fiction)
  • (1873) The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (fiction)
  • (1875) Sketches New and Old (fictional stories)
  • (1876) Old Times on the Mississippi (non-fiction)
  • (1876) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (fiction)
  • (1877) A True Story and the Recent Carnival of Crime (stories)
  • (1878) Punch, Brothers, Punch! and other Sketches (fictional stories)
  • (1880) A Tramp Abroad (non-fiction travel)
  • (1880) 1601: Conversation, as it was by the Social Fireside, in the Time of the Tudors (fiction)
  • (1882) The Prince and the Pauper (fiction)
  • (1883) Life on the Mississippi (non-fiction)
  • (1884) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (fiction)
  • (1889) A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (fiction)
  • (1892) The American Claimant (fiction)
  • (1892) Merry Tales (fictional stories)
  • (1893) The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories (fictional stories)
  • (1894) Tom Sawyer Abroad (fiction)
  • (1894) Pudd’n’head Wilson (fiction)
  • (1896) Tom Sawyer, Detective (fiction)
  • (1896) Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (fiction)
  • (1897) How to Tell a Story and Other Essays (non-fictional essays)
  • (1897) Following the Equator (non-fiction travel)
  • (1900) The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (fiction)
  • (1901) Edmund Burke on Croker and Tammany (political satire)
  • (1902) A Double Barrelled Detective Story (fiction)
  • (1904) A Dog’s Tale (fiction)
  • (1905) King Leopold’s Soliloquy (political satire)
  • (1905) The War Prayer (fiction)
  • (1906) The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories (fiction)
  • (1906) What Is Man? (essay)
  • (1907) Christian Science (non-fiction)
  • (1907) A Horse’s Tale (fiction)
  • (1907) Is Shakespeare Dead? (non-fiction)
  • (1909) Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven (fiction)
  • (1909) Letters from the Earth (fiction, published posthumously)
  • (1910) Queen Victoria’s Jubilee (non-fiction, published posthumously)
  • (1924) Mark Twain’s Autobiography (non-fiction, published posthumously)
  • (1935) Mark Twain’s Notebook (published posthumously)

Ebooks on Overdrive

Downloads available with a Chappaqua Library Card

The Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1

Twain’s Feast: Searching for America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens

Best Short Stories of Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s Library of Humor

The Portable Mark Twain

Audiobooks on Overdrive

Downloads available with a Chappaqua Library Card

Chapters from My Autobiography

The Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Life on the Mississippi


Schedule of Twain Programs

Download our brochure or check our online events calendar for details.

Mark Twain Family Film
Friday 10/14 4pm

Tom Sawyer-style Fence “Painting”
Saturday 10/15 2pm @ Horace Greeley House

Opening Ceremonies
Saturday 10/15 3 pm

Concert: River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs
Sunday 10/16 3pm

Open Book Discussion: Pudd’n’head Wilson
Tuesday 10/18 7:30pm

Sam Clemens, Mark Twain & Layers Behind
Thursday 10/20 7pm

Mark Twain’s Pessimism
Friday 10/21 7pm

Reception for Gallery Exhibition “Fink Town”
Saturday 10/22 2pm

The Mark Twain Impersonation Contest
Sunday 10/23 at 4pm CANCELLED

Tour the homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe in Harford, CT
Tuesday 10/25 8am-6pm

Twain and Tiffany
Wednesday 10/26 7pm

Book Lovers: Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Thursday 10/27 1pm

Teen Cool Candy “Twain” Houses
Friday 10/28 3pm

Menus in the Movies – Ken Burns’s Documentary
Part 1
 Friday 10/28 7pm, Part 2 Friday 11/4 7pm

Teen Scavenger Hunt & Film with “Twain Twist”
Saturday 10/29 5pm

Mark Twain and the Minister
Sunday 10/30 4pm

Dining, Stories & Music – Kittle House dinner
Tuesday 11/1 6pm @ Crabtree’s Kittlehouse

Stowe & Twain: Effecting Social Change
Wednesday 11/2 7pm

Music & The River w/ The Chappaqua Orchestra
Saturday 11/5 8pm

Mark Twain’s Women
Wednesday 11/9 7pm

Base Ball as Mark Twain Knew It
Wednesday 11/16 7pm

Twain Readings
Friday 11/18 2pm

Film: The Adventures of Huck Finn
Friday 11/18 7 pm

We are grateful to the Friends of the Chappaqua Library for underwriting the month-long series of programs celebrating Mark Twain.


Helpful Links

“The Official Web Site of Mark Twain”

Mark Twain Classic Literature Library

The Mark Twain House and Museum

Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies

Mark Twain Quotations