Mark Twain

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is extensively quoted. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Twain enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the “greatest American humorist of his age,” and William Faulkner called Twain “the father of American literature”. (Source: Wikipedia)

I have such fond memories of reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in my youth. Such great writing.

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  1. I love Mark Twain’s REAL name. Langhorne Clemens?! Priceless! He should have just used that as his writing moniker…not that lame steamboat catchphrase that everyone knows him by.

  2. I loved Huck Finn when I first read it in 5th grade! I then wrote a book report on it in 6th grade, which is when I learned his real name. I should reread it one day.

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