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Other Names: Samuel Langhorne ClemensBorn: 30-11-1835 at Florida, Missouri, U.S.ADied: 21-4-1910
American author and lecturer, Mark Twain, whose real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens, wrote unique mocking humour and satire. His judiciousness and logic are evident in his works. The hallmark of his writings is his eloquence against oppression.
Mark Twain began his career in letters as a printer's apprentice at the age of 12. He worked as a typesetter and hack writer until a trip down the Mississippi inspired him to become a steamboat pilot. Twain was a popular humorist, a failed silver miner, an inventor, a pacifist anti - imperialist, and a vegetarian. He had a strong interest in the paranormal. Twain's novel 'Huckleberry Finn' has profoundly influenced the development of American storytelling.