Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. His novels include ''The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'' (1876) and its sequel, the ''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 ''Tom Sawyer'' and ''Huckleberry Finn''. He served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing 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 lack of success at mining, turning to journalism for the Virginia City ''Territorial Enterprise''. His humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", was published in 1865, based on a story that he heard at Angels Hotel in Angels Camp, California, where he had spent some time as a miner. The short story brought international attention and was even translated into French. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Twain earned a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, but he invested in ventures that lost most of it—such as the Paige Compositor, a mechanical typesetter that failed because of its complexity and imprecision. He filed for bankruptcy in the wake of these financial setbacks, but he eventually overcame his financial troubles with the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers. He chose to pay all his pre-bankruptcy creditors in full, even after he had no legal responsibility to do so.

Twain was born shortly after an appearance of Halley's Comet, and he predicted that he would "go out with it" as well; he died the day after the comet returned. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist this country has produced", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". Provided by Wikipedia
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Published 1969
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Published 1969
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Published 1996
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Published 2009
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Published 1981
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Published 1970
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Published 1972
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Published 1974
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Published 1974
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Published 1946
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Published 1951
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Published 1953
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Published 1921
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Published 1899
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Published 1986
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Published 1964
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Published 2010
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Published 2001
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
Published 1959
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Published 1963
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