Until now, tracking down information on Mark Twain's complex life and numerous works was arduous at best. The Mark Twain A to Z has virtually eliminated such time-consuming tasks. With over 1,200 entries and more than 130 illustrations, this remarkable guide includes detailed analyses of the plots, characters, and places in Mark Twain's writings, as well as thousands of precise chapter citations and cross-references to related subjects. Also included are biographies of people whom he knew and descriptions of events that affected his life, places that he visited, steamboats he piloted, newspapers and journals for which he wrote, and more. A browser's delight, Mark Twain A-Z is an essential guide for every Mark Twain fan.