Mark Twain

Mark Twain


Born
in Florida, Missouri, The United States
November 30, 1835

Died
April 21, 1910

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, "The Celebrat
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“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
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“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
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“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
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