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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God created war so that Americans would learn geogra...

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The dream vocabulary shaves meanings finer and close...

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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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My books are water; those of the great geniuses is w...

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When red-headed people are above a certain social gr...

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If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperou...

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Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.

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Tom's whole being applauded this idea. It was deep, ...

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Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were...

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Well, there are times when one would like to hang th...

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I've lived through some terrible things in my life, ...

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O homem que não lê não tem nenhuma vantagem sobre o ...

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It usually takes me two or three days to prepare an ...

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It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. ...

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Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minu...

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Familiarity breeds contempt and children.

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When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disap...

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the best way to cheer yourself up is to try cheer so...

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The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.

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