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

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

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The trade of critic, in literature, music, and the d...

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The easy confidence with which I know another man's ...

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If Christ were here there is one thing he would not ...

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Adam was but human–this explains it all. He did not ...

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When even the brightest mind in our world has been t...

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Which is him?' The grammar was faulty, maybe, but we...

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Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to writ...

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A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when...

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Except for my daughters, I have not grieved for any ...

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When ill luck begins, it does not come in sprinkles,...

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A successful book is not made of what is in it, but ...

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In the first place God made idiots. This was for pra...

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Write what you know.

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To get the right word in the right place is a rare a...

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Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fi...

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I haven't any right to criticize books, and I don't ...

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Yes - en I's rich now, come to look at it. I owns my...

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In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way t...

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