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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Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before the...

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The perfection of wisdom, and the end of true philos...

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The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.

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In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convic...

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It is curious that physical courage should be so com...

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The test of any good fiction is that you should care...

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April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded ...

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The signs of excessive indulgence in this destructiv...

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When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I ...

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When I was younger, I could remember anything, wheth...

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Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a re...

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The dream vocabulary shaves meanings finer and close...

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I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying ...

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The two most important days in your life are the day...

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Herodotus says, 'Very few things happen at the right...

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You can't pray a lie–I found that out.

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The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our a...

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High and fine literature is wine, and mine is only w...

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When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not yo...

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I have found out that there ain't no surer way to fi...

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