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Twain, Mark

(1835-1910) American writer. Mark Twain once said, "To believe yourself to be brave is to be brave; it is the only essential thing." Twain is famous for "Tom Sawyer," "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," and other books, along with essays, critical work, and more.
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Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) has been likened to Walt Whitman as one of the most quintessentially American writers this country has produced. While this book does not contain Mark Twain's complete autobiography, the stories do leave us with more of a flavor for the man and the legend.

Dangerous Intimacy: Mark Twain's Final Years
Dangerous Intimacy is the title of Karen Lystra's new biography about Mark Twain's final years. The title seems to suggest a torrid love affair and other romantic misadventures; and the book follows through with that assumption, though not in the way one would expect.

The Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) has been likened to Walt Whitman as one of the most quintessentially American writers this country has produced. While this book does not contain Mark Twain's complete autobiography, the stories do leave us with more of a flavor for the man and the legend.

A Brief Chronology: Mark Twain
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) was born on November 30, 1835 when Halley's comet was in the sky. It was an important date for American literary history. Read about the other days in Mark Twain's life...

Banned Classics
Books are still being banned every day, but do you know which of the great classics have been banned? Here's a list of ten...

Books About Huckleberry Finn
Originally published in 1884, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is the journey of a young boy down the Mississippi River. Huck encounters thieves, murders, and various adventures. The book has also encountered censorship...

Books About Mark Twain's Letters
Mark Twain was one of the most famous American writers, famous for his wit and wisdom, made evident in novels like "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," as well as his travel writings, essays, and letters. With these books, you'll read more of the letters from Mark Twain.

Books About Mark Twain's Wit and Humor
Mark Twain is known for his wit and humor. His wit, humor, and wisdom helped his lectures to be well received; and these characteristics have continued to make Mark Twain a widely beloved writer after all these years. Find books related to the wit and humor of Mark Twain.

Books About Mark Twain
Mark Twain (1835-1910), pseudonym for Samuel Langhorne Clemens, is considered one of the greatest American writers. He's famous for "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1885), "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1876), etc.

Collected Works - Mark Twain
Read the collected works of Mark Twain (1835-1910).

Coming of Age Novels
A coming-of-age story or novel is memorable because the character undergoes adventures and/or inner turmoil in his/her growth and development as a human being. Some characters come to grips with the reality of cruelty in the world--with war, violence, death, racism, and hatred--while others deal with family, friends, or community issues.

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
(1835-1910) American writer. Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Missouri on November 30, 1835. Read more about Twain's life and works.

Mark Twain Collections
The works of Mark Twain (1835-1910) have been collected in many different combinations (with short stories, speeches, novels, and more). These collections allow you to enjoy some of his greatest works in one volume. Take a look...

Mark Twain Inspirations
If you're wondering about some of the inspirations of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), here's what he had to say about it!

Mark Twain Quiz
Mark Twain is one of America's greatest writers, famous for his wit and wisdom. What are some of his most well-known works? Where did he live? What was his real name? Test your knowledge about Mark Twain.

Mark Twain: Gilded Age and Other Novels
This "Gilded Age" collection encompasses Mark Twain's literary career, starting with his first novel-length, fictional work, "The Gilded Age," which he co-wrote with Charles Dudley Warner... and carrying us through to his final work, "The Mysterious Stranger," which was left in manuscript format upon his death.

Profile: Mark Twain
Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) is one of the most famous writers in American literature. Twain went to work in 1847 when his father died. He started off as an apprentice to a printer, and from there, he wrote for his brother's newspaper and worked as a riverboat pilot (1857-61).

Singular Mark Twain, The
Mark Twain is one of the most popular names in American literature, even as the name was a product of his imagination. With "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Twain created one of the most controversial works in literary history, which is spiced with humor and resonating with tragedy.

'A Letter From Santa Claus' - Mark Twain
Mark Twain wrote a letter to his daughter Suzy, which he sent from Santa Claus. Take a look at the letter here.

Mark Twain: Gilded Age and Other Novels
This "Gilded Age" collection encompasses Mark Twain's literary career, starting with his first novel-length, fictional work, "The Gilded Age," which he co-wrote with Charles Dudley Warner... and carrying us through to his final work, "The Mysterious Stranger," which was left in manuscript format upon his death.

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