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Mark Twain

1835 - 1910

Mark Twain is the pen name of the American journalist, humorist, lecturer and novelist Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He is best known for his book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A son of the Frontier, he has overcome the apparent limitations of his origins to become a popular figure and one of America’s best and most beloved writer.


A Telephonic Conversation

Consider that a conversation by telephone--when you are simply sitting by and not taking any part in that conversation--is one of the solemnest curiosities of modern life. Yesterday I was writing a... [+]


A Letter From Santa Claus

Palace of St. Nicholas
In the Moon
Christmas Morning
My Dear Susie Clemens,
I have received and read all the letters which you and your little sister have written me... I can read you... [+]


A Monument to Adam

Some one has revealed to the TRIBUNE that I once suggested to Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, of Elmira, New York, that we get up a monument to Adam, and that Mr. Beecher favored the project. There is more to... [+]