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Twain, Mark

Other Names: Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Born: 30-11-1835 at Florida, Missouri, U.S.A
Died: 21-4-1910

Summary of Biography

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.

Biography

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.

This section contains 21 books
The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories
The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories


US$ 18.99
Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven
Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven


US$ 14.99
The Gilded Age
The Gilded Age


US$ 39.99
Roughing It
Roughing It


US$ 39.99
A Double Barrelled Detective Story
A Double Barrelled Detective Story


US$ 14.99
Following the Equator
Following the Equator


US$ 44.99
The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches
The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches


US$ 14.99
Chapters from My Autobiography
Chapters from My Autobiography


US$ 29.99
Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories
Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories


US$ 17.99
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson


US$ 19.99
The Prince and the Pauper
The Prince and the Pauper


US$ 24.99
Life on the Mississippi
Life on the Mississippi


US$ 36.99
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


US$ 24.99
Mark Twain's Speeches
Mark Twain's Speeches


US$ 29.99
In Defense of Harriet Shelley
In Defense of Harriet Shelley


US$ 14.99
Those Extraordinary Twins
Those Extraordinary Twins


US$ 14.99
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg


US$ 14.99
The American Claimant
The American Claimant


US$ 29.99
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


US$ 29.99
Christian Science
Christian Science


US$ 19.99
A Horse's Tale
A Horse's Tale


US$ 14.99