Mark Twain: A Skeptic’s Progress Opens at the Morgan Library

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NEW YORK, NY.- The Morgan Library & Museum and The New York Public Library—which hold two of the world’s great collections of manuscripts, rare books, letters, and other items related to the life of Mark Twain (1835-1910)— present a major exhibition at the Morgan exploring a central, recurring theme throughout the iconic author’s body of work: his uneasy, often critical, attitude towards a rapidly modernizing America. Opening September 17, 2010, the exhibition coincides with the 175th anniversary of Twain’s birth in 1835 and includes more than 120 manuscripts and rare books, including original manuscript pages from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) and Life on the Mississippi (1883), as well as letters, notebooks, diaries, photographs, and drawings associated with the author’s life and work. Mark Twain: