Posted on April 1, 2019 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Talk about a calling or a labor of love — one man has spent over four decades painting an exhaustive portrait of Mark Twain’s reading life.

Alan Gribben, cofounder of the Mark Twain Circle of America, will publish a three-volume work called Mark Twain's Literary Resources: A Reconstruction of His Library and Reading in May.

Lest you think the task was an easy one, the Guardian describes how Gribben pinned down the reading material of a man who loved evading questions and who lived a century ago.

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