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Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835-April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name, Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Twain enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature."

The above information was taken from the Twain article on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia based on the GNU Free Documentation License.

Links:

The Mark Twain Project Online
The Mark Twain House and Museum
PBS on Mark Twain
Mark Twain Boyhood Home Museum

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