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Comprehensive information about Mark Twain including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Mark Twain is the famous pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. He is one of the most beloved figures in the history of American literature, and was a journalist, novelist, humorist, literary critic, essayist, short story writer, and poet. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel ." This educational Mark Twain resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself. Quote Right
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Quote Left There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate when he can't afford it, and when he can. - from Following the Equator Quote Right
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Quote Left It were not best that we should all think alike it is the difference of opinion that makes horse races. - from Pudd'nhead Wilson Quote Right
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Quote Left A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. Experience Quote Right
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Quote Left Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired. Quote Right
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