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Dr. Wesley Britton


Dr. Wesley Britton is more than an expert on espionage. He's been published in numerous scholarly journals, most often dealing with his favorite author, Mark Twain. Wes has published poetry and is proud of his family roots.  Some of his literary roots are exposed here – from a humorous short story written by his grandfather to the memoirs of his father, Royce J. Britton.

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► A selection of poems from Dr. Britton's book, Cracks of Consciousness (Don't Panic Press: Ipswich,Mass., 1997).  For the PDF file, click here.


The Memoirs of Royce Jerome Britton (1926-2006)

Trains, Tennessee & Whiskey: Two Tales by O.L. Britton and Wesley Britton

Mark Twain:

Wes Britton has published numerous papers on Mark Twain.  A complete list is available on his Curriculum Vitae (at the button "About Dr. Wesley Britton" on this website). The essays and reviews below have been contributed to the Mark Twain Forum, a mailing list for anyone with a scholarly interest in the life and writings of Mark Twain (1835-1910).

  • Publications
Mark Twain:  "Cradle Skeptic" (September 1997 revision)

Mark Twain Media Update No. 2

The Trial of Huckleberry Finn

  • Book Reviews
► De Quille, Dan (William Wright),  The Sorceress of Attu.  Ed. Lawrence I. Berkove. (Dearborn: Mardigian Library, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1994)

► Fishkin, Shelley Fisher,  Lighting Out for the Territory:  Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996)

► Knoper, Randall, Acting Naturally:  Mark Twain in the Culture of Performance (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995)

► Rasmussen, R. Kent, Mark Twain A to Z:  The Essential Reference to His Life and Writings (New York: Facts On File, 1995)

► Salamo, Lin, and Harriet Elinor Smith (eds.), Mark Twain's Letters, Vol. 5:  1872-73 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997)

► Sloane, David E. E. (ed.), Mark Twain's Humor:  Critical Essays (New York: Garland Publishing, 1993)

► Smith, Harriet Elinor, and Edgar Marquess Branch (eds.), Roughing It (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993)

► Thomason, Jerry, and Tom Quirk (eds.), "Colonel Sellers:  A Drama in Five Acts," Missouri Review, 18.3 (1995): 109-151

► Twain, Mark, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:  A Comprehensive Edition.  Introduction by Justin Kaplan; foreword and textual addendum by Victor Doyno (New York: Random House, 1996)

► Twain, Mark, Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer Among the Indians and Other Unfinished Stories.  Foreword and Notes by Dahlia Armon and Walter Blair (University of California Press, 1989, 2003)

  • Media Reviews
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain:  Wild Humorist of the West, and Mark Twain Tonight! (Auburn, CA: Audio Partners Publishing Corp., 1995), and Mark Twain for President (Washington, DC: Macklin/Clemens Corp., 1988)

► Becker, Thomas, Great Authors:  The Humor of Mark Twain (Arlington, TX: Entertainment Software, n.d.); and "The Double-Barreled Detective Story" (Sound Room Pub., 1996)

Mark Twain:  A Concise Biography (West Long Branch, NJ: Kultur International Films, 1996)

► Twain, Mark, The Diaries of Adam and Eve:  Translated by Mark Twain (San Francisco: Fair Oaks Audio, 1999)

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