The Mark Twain Circle of America

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About the Circle

The Mark Twain Circle of America is the principal scholarly organization dedicated to the study of Samuel Clemens, his works, and his times. The membership includes most of the leading Mark Twain scholars in the world, as well as teachers, fans, and enthusiasts from many nations and many walks of life.

The Mark Twain Circle is an active presence in the American Literature Association, Modern Language Association of America, and South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA). We also cooperate regularly and cordially with the American Humor Studies Association, The Mark Twain Papers and Project at the University of California at Berkeley, The Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies, The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, and The Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri.

The Circle sponsors scholarly meetings at American Literature Association and Modern Language Association of America national conventions; we also participate in special events about Mark Twain’s life and work.


  1. carol rissman says:

    I have a first edition copy of the million pound bank note in pretty good condition. I would like to donate it to a good home where there is plenty of access to it for people who are interested. Any ideas?

    • taomandolin says:

      The Mark Twain State Park outside Hannibal, MO might be interested.

    • Grady Jensen says:

      I am a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mark Twain Library, in Redding, CT and was surprised to not see the MTL listed as a member of your organization. The MTL was founded by Mark Twain, himself, who lived the last few years of his life in Redding. His personal book collection formed the nucleus of our collection and he provided the seed money to start our library.
      I suggest that you check out our website ( to learn more about us. We would be pleased and honored to join your list of Mark Twain organizations.
      Grady Jensen

  2. Ian Bourgoine says:

    I signed up electronically to the organization weeks ago and made a donation. I did not obtain a confirmation email. Can someone contact me and inform me on my membership status? Thank you,


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