AUTHOR | MARK TWAIN



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Mark Twain | Writer, lecturer



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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called 'The Great American Novel'.
Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. After an apprenticeship with a printer, Twain worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to the newspaper of his older brother, Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada. He referred humorously to his singular lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise. In 1865, his humorous story, 'The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County', was published, based on a story he heard at Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, where he had spent some time as a min


Born: 1835-11-30

Born in: Florida, Missouri, U.S.

Died: 1910-04-21







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The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven n...

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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majori...

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One should never use exclamation points in writing. ...

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Comparison is the death of joy.

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The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: t...

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I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me...

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I persuaded him to throw the dirk away; and it was a...

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Children and fools always speak the truth.

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After all these years, I see that I was mistaken abo...

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Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. ...

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Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read.

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Children have but little charity for each other's de...

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Obscurity and a competence–that is the life that is ...

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All you need in this life is ignorance and confidenc...

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′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't...

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The man who does not read has no advantage over the ...

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What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...might...

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One frequently only finds out how really beautiful a...

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A man is accepted into a church for what he believes...

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